TITLE

Review: Adding antiviral drugs to steroids did not improve facial muscle recovery in Bell palsy

AUTHOR(S)
Davenport, Richard J.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on studies on the effectiveness of steroids plus antiviral drugs as compared to steroids alone for facial muscle recovery in patients with Bell palsy. The studies compared steroids plus antiviral drugs with steroids alone in patients with Bell palsy. It was found that in patients with Bell palsy, treatment with steroids plus antiviral drugs did not differ from steroids alone for facial muscle recovery.
ACCESSION #
48495897

 

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