Bell's palsy in children.

  title={Bell's palsy in children.},
  author={Pratibha D. Singhi and Vivek Jain},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric neurology},
  volume={10 4},
Bell's palsy is a self-limiting idiopathic rapid onset facial palsy that is non-life-threatening and has a generally favorable prognosis. Facial paralysis can be caused by numerous conditions, all of which should be excluded before a diagnosis of Bell's palsy is reached. The etiopathogenesis of Bell's palsy is uncertain; acute immune demyelination triggered by a viral infection may be responsible. Controversy exists regarding treatment options. This article reviews the differential diagnosis… CONTINUE READING