Association of herpes simplex virus infection and Bell's palsy.

@article{Musani2009AssociationOH,
  title={Association of herpes simplex virus infection and Bell's palsy.},
  author={Muhammad Ayub Musani and Abu Noem Farooqui and Asad A Usman and Sabeen Atif and Salman Afaq and Y. Khambaty and Layeeq Ahmed},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 12},
  pages={823-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of the Herpes Simplex virus Type-1 infection and Bell's palsy in patients treated at the outpatient department of a tertiary care center. METHODS A prospective, observational study was carried out at the outpatient department of Medical and ENT units of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi. Fifty patients were enrolled in the study with their informed and written consent, between 2006-2007. All were >12 years of age. They were diagnosed as having Bell's… CONTINUE READING