TITLE

2008 - Prednisolone, but not valacyclovir, reduced time to complete recovery of facial-nerve function in Bell palsy

AUTHOR(S)
Sommer, Doron D.; Banglawala, Sarfaraz
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (RCT) which evaluated the effectiveness of prednisolone or valacyclovir in improving the recovery of facial-nerve function in patients with Bell's palsy. The trial conducted revealed that prednisolone, but not valacyclovir, reduced time to complete recovery of facial-nerve function in patients with Bell palsy. Possible causes of Bell's palsy include autoimmune processes, demyelination, and herpes simplex virus infection.
ACCESSION #
38421576

 

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