Bell’s Palsy in Children


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Bell’s Palsy can affect children as well. However, it is much more rare. It is more common in the adult population for a variety of reasons. When it happens in children, we worry about different types of syndromes causing it. If a child is born with it, that itself is in a unique set of syndromes. When it happens in children, we treat it the same initially. However, we do do the workup and then we follow them, both with genetic testing and we follow them serially over time to see if it happens again. Again, that would throw them into a certain set of syndromes (of which there are probably three) where it happens in different ways.

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