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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Bells' Palsy?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: What is the long term complications , prognosis and recurrence likeliness of Lower Motor Neuron 7 th Nerve palsy - 2015 . Female age 32
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The prognosis is very good.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

Lower motor neuron 7th nerve palsy, also referred to as Bells' palsy, is a safe disease, and has a very good prognosis. It recovers completely within one month, in about 75% of patients. Another 20% patients recover within the next two-three months. Only about 5% patients are left with partial residual weakness.

Regarding the chance of recurrence, it recurs in only about 2-3% of patients, especially those with diabetes mellitus or vasculitis.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Bells' Palsy?

Brief Answer: The prognosis is very good. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you. Lower motor neuron 7th nerve palsy, also referred to as Bells' palsy, is a safe disease, and has a very good prognosis. It recovers completely within one month, in about 75% of patients. Another 20% patients recover within the next two-three months. Only about 5% patients are left with partial residual weakness. Regarding the chance of recurrence, it recurs in only about 2-3% of patients, especially those with diabetes mellitus or vasculitis. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in