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Bell's palsy

Introduction: Bell's palsy

Description of Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy (medical condition): A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of...more »

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Bell's palsy: 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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Bell's palsy: Related Topics

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Bell's palsy: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bell's palsy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bell's palsy, or a subtype of Bell's palsy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bell's palsy as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Bell's palsy as a Disease

Bell's palsy (medical condition): See Bell's Palsy (disease information).
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Bell's palsy: Related Diseases

Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Bell's palsy: Article Excerpts

Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

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Bell's palsy as a Symptom

Bell's palsy (symptom): A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the...more »

Bell's palsy (symptom): Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

Bell's palsy (symptom): See Bell's palsy (symptom information).

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Bell's palsy: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Bell's palsy:

  • facial nerve paralysis
  • facial paralysis
  • idiopathic facial paralysis
  • unilateral facial paralysis
  • cranial nerve VII paralysis
  • seventh cranial nerve paralysis
  • neurologic disorder
  • paralysis on one side of face
  • weakness on one sideof face

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Source - NIH

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Hierarchical classifications of Bell's palsy

The following list attempts to classify Bell's palsy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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