Idiopathic facial nerve palsy in children

K. A. Butler

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Abstract

The incidence of idiopathic facial palsy in children is 2.7 to 10.1 per 100,000. Sexes are equally represented. Mean age in children is 12 years. Family history is positive in 8% to 10% of patients. Spontaneous recovery is expected within 4 to 10 weeks in 95% to 96% of children. Five percent may be left with some permanent facial muscle weakness and synkinesis. A short course of prednisone (2 mg/kg per day) is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Synkinesis
Facial Muscles
Muscle Weakness
Prednisone
Incidence

Keywords

  • Bell's palsy
  • Children
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Idiopathic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Idiopathic facial nerve palsy in children. / Butler, K. A.

In: International Pediatrics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.12.1998, p. 170-173.

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Butler, KA 1998, 'Idiopathic facial nerve palsy in children', International Pediatrics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 170-173.
Butler, K. A. / Idiopathic facial nerve palsy in children. In: International Pediatrics. 1998 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 170-173.
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