When is facial paralysis Bell palsy? Current diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Ahmed2005WhenIF,
  title={When is facial paralysis Bell palsy? Current diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Anwar Ahmed},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={398-401, 405}
}
  • Anwar Ahmed
  • Published 2005 in Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Bell palsy is largely a diagnosis of exclusion, but certain features in the history and physical examination help distinguish it from facial paralysis due to other conditions: eg, abrupt onset with complete, unilateral facial weakness at 24 to 72 hours, and, on the affected side, numbness or pain around the ear, a reduction in taste, and hypersensitivity to sounds. Corticosteroids and antivirals given within 10 days of onset have been shown to help. But Bell palsy resolves spontaneously without… CONTINUE READING
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