Varicella-Zoster Virus Reactivation Is an Important Cause of Acute Peripheral Facial Paralysis in Children

@article{Furuta2005VaricellaZosterVR,
  title={Varicella-Zoster Virus Reactivation Is an Important Cause of Acute Peripheral Facial Paralysis in Children},
  author={Yasushi Furuta and Fumio Ohtani and Hiroshi Aizawa and Satoshi Fukuda and Hiroki Kawabata and Tomas Bergström},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={97-101}
}
Background: Reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1 is thought to be a major cause of adult idiopathic peripheral facial paralysis or Bell's palsy. However, few studies have examined the pathogenesis of this condition in children. Serologic assays and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of paired sera and saliva samples were used here to investigate the causes of acute peripheral facial paralysis in pediatric patients. Methods: A total of 30 children with acute peripheral facial… 
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