Bell's palsy. Ensuring the best possible outcome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Bell's palsy is thought to be an idiopathic polyneuritis and must be distinguished from other disorders that cause facial weakness. In most cases, differentiation can be accomplished on the basis of the history, physical examination, and clinical course. Routine follow-up care ensures that recovery is occurring. Electrodiagnostic testing often helps to assess prognosis. Eye care and corticosteroid therapy are recommended.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgenlander, JC; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • October 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 164

PubMed ID

  • 2216975

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00325481.1990.11716398


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England