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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 369867, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/369867
Case Report

A Case of Transient, Isolated Cranial Nerve VI Palsy due to Skull Base Osteomyelitis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Providence Hospital and Medical Center, 16001 W Nile Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
2Department of Infectious Disease, Providence Hospital and Medical Center, 16001 W Nile Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA

Received 6 May 2014; Revised 28 May 2014; Accepted 30 May 2014; Published 15 June 2014

Academic Editor: Larry M. Bush

Copyright © 2014 Brijesh Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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