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Although Bell's palsy is the most common cause of facial palsy in children, some cases have potentially fatal causes. We report a rare case of isolated facial palsy in a 4-year-old girl whose diagnosis was acute myeloid leukemia with extramedullary infiltration. The findings of laboratory investigations were nonspecific at presentation except that the delta neutrophil index was 34.5% (reference range, 0%-5%). To avoid hasty diagnosis of Bell's palsy in children with isolated facial palsy,doi:10.22470/pemj.2017.00010 fatcat:r5bkl5s2vbcg7oiwl35vtxivwy