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A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral facial paralysis which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with Herpesvirus 1, Human infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
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UK registered charity. Forums and chat, history, treatment, and research.
Consumer health resource center providing information on causes, symptoms, and treatment of sudden weakness of one side of the face.
Neuroanatomy of various syndromes involving paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve.
MedicineNet.com's description of the condition including outlines of symptoms and the Herpes virus theory.
The Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum - "ask the doctor" medical forum for patients hosted by Med Help Intl.
Abstracts of journal articles covering various aspects of the disease and treatments, compiled by the Life Extension Foundation.
Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Symptoms, causes, and treatment. Includes references.
Article by Tim Stephens on reconstructive surgery for a patient with facial paralysis. Relevant to the small proportion of people with Bell's palsy who do not regain normal facial movement.
BBC readers give their tales of the facial palsy. (November 06, 2012)
A BBC reporter in Shanghai reports on his part-paralysed face. (October 30, 2012)
Abstracts of journal articles covering various aspects of the disease and treatments, compiled by the Life Extension Foundation.
Symptoms, causes, and treatment. Includes references.
Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Article by Tim Stephens on reconstructive surgery for a patient with facial paralysis. Relevant to the small proportion of people with Bell's palsy who do not regain normal facial movement.
Neuroanatomy of various syndromes involving paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve.
Consumer health resource center providing information on causes, symptoms, and treatment of sudden weakness of one side of the face.
UK registered charity. Forums and chat, history, treatment, and research.
MedicineNet.com's description of the condition including outlines of symptoms and the Herpes virus theory.
The Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum - "ask the doctor" medical forum for patients hosted by Med Help Intl.
BBC readers give their tales of the facial palsy. (November 06, 2012)
A BBC reporter in Shanghai reports on his part-paralysed face. (October 30, 2012)
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