Disease Information for Bells/facial palsy

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Decreased sweating/facial unilateral
Face Pain
Facial Dysesthesias Paresthesias
Facial hemihypertrophy
Unable to purse/pucker lips/sign
Unilateral facial pain
Altered taste/Taste perception
Decreased taste ability/Hypoguesia
Drooling
Numbness of tongue
Cranial nerve distribution/muscle weakness
Facial muscle wasting/sign
Unable to whistle
Cranial nerve abnormalities/involvement/signs
Facial Nerve Palsy/Facial Paralysis
Facial weakness/droop, unilateral
Focal neurologic deficit
Ipsilateral absent corneal reflex/contralateral intact
Loss of Taste
Unilateral facial dysesthesias
Unilateral forehead loss of muscle tone
Unilateral loss of taste/tongue
Absent corneal reflex/unilateral
Difficulty Closing Eyelids
Dry eyes/poor tearing
Dryness Conjunctiva
Grainy/Gritty Eye Sensation
Inspissated secretions/mucus eye
Lacrimation/excess tearing
Lagophthalmos/Unable to Close Eyelids
Lid Lag
Tearing
Unilateral excess tearing
Weak lid-closure ability
Burning/tingling in ear
Ear pain/otalgia normal drum
Earache
Referred ear Pain Otalgia
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Pregnant
Patient/Diabetes mellitus
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Brain Focal Degeneration/Lesion
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Herpes Zoster, geniculate ganglion
Associated Disease & Complications
Bells palsy/Facial nerve paralysis
Corneal ulcer
Cranial nerve palsy
Ectropion, eyelid
Facial nerve palsy/secondary
Hemihypertrophy
Keratitis
Xerophthalmia
Facial Paralysis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Area specific/facial/head/neck (category)
CLASS/Facial area manifestation/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Facial nerve palsy, Facial nerve palsy (cranial nerve VII), Facial Nerve Paralysis, Facial Palsies, Facial palsy, Facial palsy (disorder), facial paralysis, Nerve paralysis facial, Palsies Facial, Palsy Facial, Palsy VII nerve, Paralyses Facial, paralysis facial, paralysis facial nerve, Paralysis of facial nerve, Seventh nerve palsy, Seventh nerve paralysis, VII nerve palsy, VII th nerve palsy, Synonym/Facial nerve palsy, idiopathic
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Acyclovir (Zovirax)
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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