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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(5A), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5A-1
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Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell’s palsy)

Bouguezzi Adel1, , Souid Kawthar1, Derbel Amine1, Ben Youssef Souha1 and Boughzala Abdellatif1

1Department of medicine and oral surgery, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia

Pub. Date: September 18, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicine and Oral surgery)

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Bouguezzi Adel, Souid Kawthar, Derbel Amine, Ben Youssef Souha and Boughzala Abdellatif. Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell’s palsy). International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(5A):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5A-1


Bell’s palsy is defined as a neuropathy of the peripheral seventh cranial nerve or the facial nerve. It is usually from an idiopathic cause but it can result from traumatic, compressive, infective, inflammatory or metabolic abnormalities involving the facial nerve. Bell’s palsy is more common in adults than in children. We present a case of Bell’s palsy in an 38-year-old women who completely recovered after treatment with oral antiviral agents and steroids followed by regular facial physiotherapy. The dilemma in management of Bell’s palsy with a review of relevant literature is discussed in this report.

Bell’s palsy facial nerve oral acyclovir corticosteroids

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