Early treatment with prednisolone or acyclovir in Bell's palsy.

  title={Early treatment with prednisolone or acyclovir in Bell's palsy.},
  author={Frank M. Sullivan and Iain R C Swan and Peter T. Donnan and Jillian M Morrison and Blair H Smith and Brian McKinstry and Richard J Davenport and Luke D. Vale and Janet E Clarkson and Victoria S Hammersley and Sima Hayavi and Anne McAteer and Ken Stewart and Fergus Daly},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={357 16},
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids and antiviral agents are widely used to treat the early stages of idiopathic facial paralysis (i.e., Bell's palsy), but their effectiveness is uncertain. METHODS We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, factorial trial involving patients with Bell's palsy who were recruited within 72 hours after the onset of… CONTINUE READING
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