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Bell Palsy (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

Bell's palsy, Bells palsy, facial palsy, facial paralysis

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2013
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Bell palsy, more appropriately known as idiopathic facial paralysis (IFP), is believed to be a virally mediated cranial neuritis affecting the facial nerve due to reactivation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

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