Bell’s palsy Mnemonic

(Bell’s palsy is caused by a lower motor neuron lesion of the seventh cranial nerve that may result from infection, trauma, hemorrhage, meningitis, or tumor.)

Bell’s palsy affects all age-groups, but occurs most commonly in patients under age 60. Onset is rapid and, in 80% to 90% of all patients, it subsides spontaneously, with complete recovery in 1 to 8 weeks. Recovery can take longer in elderly patients. If patients experience only partial recovery, contractures may develop on the paralyzed side of the face. Bell’s palsy may recur on the same or opposite side of the face.

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What causes  Bell’s palsy
Bell’s palsy can be caused by:
Infection
Hemorrhage
Tumor
Meningitis
Local traumatic injury.

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