Bell's palsy

  • Alternative Names

    Facial palsy; Idiopathic peripheral facial palsy; Cranial mononeuropathy


    Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent Bell's palsy.


    References

    de Almeida JR, Al Khabori M, Guyatt GH, Witterick IJ, Lin VY, Nedzelski JM, et al. Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2009;302:985-993.

    Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 446.