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Article: Prognosis of Bell's palsy in children - Analysis of 29 cases

TitlePrognosis of Bell's palsy in children - Analysis of 29 cases
Authors
KeywordsBell's palsy
Children
Facial nerve
Mycoplasma infection
Recurrent Bell's palsy
Steroid
Virus infection
Issue Date2005
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/braindev
Citation
Brain And Development, 2005, v. 27 n. 7, p. 504-508 How to Cite?
AbstractWe report 29 children with 32 episodes of Bell's palsy admitted to a university affiliated hospital during an 8-year period (1995-2003). The peak age of onset was under 3 years. Three (10.3%) had recurrent attacks. Complete recovery occurred in all 32 episodes except 1 (3.1%) with partial recovery, having MRI evidence of parotitis shown in the contralateral side. The recovery rate within 3 weeks was 68.8%. There was statistically significant increase in the duration of complete recovery for those with positive virological confirmation or mycoplasma infection. There was no significant difference between the rate of recovery in those treated with a short course of steroid (N=23 attacks) than those without steroid treatment (N=9 attacks). As there were few studies in the natural course of children with Bell's palsy, evidence based trials should be done to assess the natural course rather than giving steroid empirically as those with more protracted recovery might be viral in origin. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143547
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.785
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.840
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dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
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dc.date.available2011-12-12T03:51:41Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBrain And Development, 2005, v. 27 n. 7, p. 504-508en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0387-7604en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143547-
dc.description.abstractWe report 29 children with 32 episodes of Bell's palsy admitted to a university affiliated hospital during an 8-year period (1995-2003). The peak age of onset was under 3 years. Three (10.3%) had recurrent attacks. Complete recovery occurred in all 32 episodes except 1 (3.1%) with partial recovery, having MRI evidence of parotitis shown in the contralateral side. The recovery rate within 3 weeks was 68.8%. There was statistically significant increase in the duration of complete recovery for those with positive virological confirmation or mycoplasma infection. There was no significant difference between the rate of recovery in those treated with a short course of steroid (N=23 attacks) than those without steroid treatment (N=9 attacks). As there were few studies in the natural course of children with Bell's palsy, evidence based trials should be done to assess the natural course rather than giving steroid empirically as those with more protracted recovery might be viral in origin. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/braindeven_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBrain and Developmenten_HK
dc.subjectBell's palsyen_HK
dc.subjectChildrenen_HK
dc.subjectFacial nerveen_HK
dc.subjectMycoplasma infectionen_HK
dc.subjectRecurrent Bell's palsyen_HK
dc.subjectSteroiden_HK
dc.subjectVirus infectionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic useen_US
dc.subject.meshBell Palsy/*diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/pathology/*physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGlucocorticoids/therapeutic useen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshSteroidsen_US
dc.titlePrognosis of Bell's palsy in children - Analysis of 29 casesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, V:vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.braindev.2005.01.002en_HK
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dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
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