Disease Information for Paralysis, facial

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Drooling
Facial weakness/droop, unilateral
Ipsilateral absent corneal reflex/contralateral intact
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Bells palsy/Facial nerve paralysis
Facial nerve palsy/secondary
Hemihypertrophy
Facial Paralysis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Facial area manifestation/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Definition

Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.

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