2008 - Prednisolone, but not valacyclovir, reduced time to complete recovery of facial-nerve function in Bell palsy
- Bell's Palsy. // American Family Physician;10/1/2007, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p1004
The article presents information on Bell's palsy. It is described as a paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face which usually develops over one to 3 days and goes away in 1 to 3 months. The disease is caused by swelling of the facial nerve and it is claimed that herpes simplex virus type...
- Face Value. Cummings, Bevin // Heart & Soul;Aug2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p92
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, 41, didn't realize the importance she placed on her looks until she lost them. She was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a rare condition that paralyzes half of the face. It's caused by any of a number of viruses that damage the facial nerve running from beneath the ear to the...
- SÃndrome de Ramsay Hunt. Caso ClÃnico. Mangano, Alessandra Teresa; D'Auria, Aniello Jesús; García, Elpidio // Informe Medico;may2008, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p20
Introduction: The Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a disorder attributed to the reactivation or development of Varicela zoster or Herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2, at brain geniculate ganglion. It is characterized by vesicular eruptions at the ear pinna, in the roof of mouth and tongue, facial paralysis...
- AT A GLANCE: Bell's palsy. Sheikh, Aziz; Dhami, Sangeeta // GP: General Practitioner;9/8/2003, p54
The article presents information on Bell's palsy. It is also known as idiopathicfacial palsy. The cause is unknown but may be a viral infection involving the seventh cranial nerve. Risk factors include recent upper respiratory tract infection, diabetes and pregnancy. Clinical features of the...
- A Case of Ramsay Hunt-Like Syndrome Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Diaz, George A.; Rakita, Robert M.; Koelle, David M. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2005, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p1545
We report an immunocompetent patient with recurrent auricular and facial vesicles associated with painful paresthesias and facial paralysis, consistent with Ramsay Hunt syndrome , due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2. Clinical and laboratory-proven acyclovir resistance developed during...
- Bell Palsy and Herpes Simplex Virus. Spruance, Spotswood L. // Annals of Internal Medicine;6/15/94, Vol. 120 Issue 12, p1045
Provides information on bell palsy and herpes simplex virus. Effect of bell palsy on the facial nerve; Antiviral therapy for herpes simplex disease.
- Treatment of Mucocutaneous Presentations of Herpes Simplex Virus Infections. Nikkels, A.F.; Pièrard, G.E. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;2002, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p475
Infections by herpes simplex virus (HSV) types I and II are diverse and quite frequent. After primary infection, the virus establishes a life-long latency in the sensory ganglia and recrudescences may occur at an unpredictable rate. Recurrent labial and genital herpes infections represent the...
- Post-traumatic Bilateral Facial Nerve Palsy. Chitkara, Naveen; Bakshi, Nature; Goyal, Neeraj; Goyal, Preeti // Journal of Otolaryngology;May/Jun2002, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p192
Examines a case of post-traumatic bilateral facial nerve palsy. Clinical presentation; Diagnostic findings; Clinical management; Treatment outcomes.
- Facial paralysis caused by malignant skull base neoplasms. Marzo, Sam J.; Leonetti, John P.; Petruzzelli, Guy // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Dec2002, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p845
Discusses a study based on data obtained from patients treated with acute facial nerve paralysis, with comparisons to Bell palsy. Causes of Bell palsy; Differential diagnosis of facial paralysis; Summary of surgical results.