Unilateral Non Recurrent Bells Palsy Along With Unusual Occurrence in Six Year Old Male Child: A Review of Three Case Reports

Shalini Gupta, Kavita Nitish Garg, Anurag Tripathi, Om Prakash Gupta

Abstract


Facial nerve palsy results in the loss of facial expression and is most commonly caused by a benign self- limiting inflammatory condition known as Bells palsy. Bells palsy (spontaneous idiopathic facial paralysis), which is the most common facial nerve disease, has a sudden onset. Bell's palsy most commonly occurs in females in their teens and twenties. The distribution is almost equal in the thirties, with a slight predominance in males over 40 years. The annual incidence of Bells palsy in the Western world is approximately 20/l 00 000. Untreated Bell's palsy leaves some patients with major facial dysfunction and a reduced quality of life. It is essential to rule out other causes of facial paralysis before making the definitive diagnosis, which implies the intervention. Bells palsy has been termed a diagnosis of exclusion. The article presents three case reports of manifestation of Bells palsy.


Keywords


Neurologic Manifestations; Facial Paralysis; Bell Palsy; Facial Neuropathy, Idiopathic Acute; Facial Nerve Diseases; Lower/Upper Motor Neuron.

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