Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium.

  title={Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium.},
  author={N A Falco and Elof Eriksson},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  volume={169 4},
An association between pregnancy and idiopathic facial palsy has been observed previously. A five year review of patients admitted to the Brigham and Women's Hospital disclosed 18 new instances of pregnancy associated Bell's palsy. Twelve patients became symptomatic during the third trimester and six during the first two weeks post partum. Primiparity was not a risk factor for pregnancy-associated facial palsy, but pre-eclampsia was six times more prevalent among patients in this study than… CONTINUE READING

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