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Facial palsy

Facial palsy: Introduction

Facial palsy: paralysis of the facial nerve resulting in inability to control the facial muscles of the affected side. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Facial palsy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Facial palsy:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Facial palsy. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Facial palsy

Facial palsy: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Facial palsy, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Facial palsy Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Facial palsy may include:

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Facial palsy: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Facial palsy may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Facial palsy

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Facial palsy: Deaths

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Facial palsy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Article Excerpts about Facial palsy

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

Definitions of Facial palsy:

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

Detailed list of causes of Facial palsy

The list below shows some of the causes of Facial palsy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Facial palsy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Facial palsy. Of the 44 causes of Facial palsy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 42 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Facial palsy:

The following list of conditions have 'Facial palsy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Facial palsy:

The following list of medical conditions have Facial palsy or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Facial palsy Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Facial palsy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Facial palsy:

    Medical Conditions associated with Facial palsy:

    Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes)

    Symptoms related to Facial palsy:

    Bells palsy (9 causes), Facial nerve, Brain tumour (14 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Lymes disease, Herpes zoster virus, Head trauma (8 causes), Meningitis (160 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Facial palsy

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