Fast Five Quiz: Bell Palsy Essentials

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD

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February 06, 2019

Bell palsy, more appropriately termed idiopathic facial paralysis (IFP), is an acute, unilateral, peripheral, lower-motor-neuron facial nerve paralysis that gradually resolves over time in 80% to 90% of cases. It is the most common cause of unilateral facial paralysis worldwide, accounting for approximately 60% to 75% of cases of acute unilateral facial paralysis.

Are you familiar with key aspects of Bell palsy, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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