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A 60-year-old Brazilian man gave a 20-year history of progressive bilateral facial weakness. He was known to have lattice corneal dystrophy. His father, two paternal uncles and a son had similar neurological problems. His father was born in Portugal and his paternal grandmother was born in Finland. On examination, there was severe bilateral facial weakness (figure 1). Neurophysiology studies found bilateral axonal facial neuropathy but …
Contributors Conception of the case report: PVSS, TB, WBVDRP. Organization: PVSS, TB. Execution: PVSS, TB, FGMN, RBD. Writing of the first draft: PVSS, TB, WBVDRP. Review and Critique: FGMN, RBD, WBVDRP, ASBO.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa - UNIFESP/HSP.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Alex Rossor, London, UK.