Bell's palsy: a guideline proposal following a review of practice

J Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Apr;44(4):219-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01245.x. Epub 2007 Nov 12.


Bell's palsy occurs less frequently in children than in adults. It is important to consider other diagnosis when a child presents with an unilateral rapid onset lower motor neurone Vll nerve paresis. We propose guidelines for the management of Bell's plasy in childhood.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Distribution
  • Bell Palsy / diagnosis*
  • Bell Palsy / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Retrospective Studies