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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1998|
- Bell's palsy
- Facial nerve palsy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health