Bell's palsy: diagnosis and management.

@article{Tiemstra2007BellsPD,
  title={Bell's palsy: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Jeffrey D Tiemstra and Nandini Khatkhate},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={997-1002}
}
Bell's palsy is a peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that results in muscle weakness on one side of the face. Affected patients develop unilateral facial paralysis over one to three days with forehead involvement and no other neurologic abnormalities. Symptoms typically peak in the first week and then gradually resolve over three weeks to three months. Bell's palsy is more common in patients with diabetes, and although it can affect persons of any age, incidence peaks in the 40s. Bell's palsy… CONTINUE READING

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