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Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium

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dc.contributor.author Falco, NA
dc.contributor.author Eriksson, E
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-03T07:18:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-03T07:18:36Z
dc.date.copyright 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0039-6087 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10729
dc.description.abstract Back to Results Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium. (PMID:2781450) Abstract Citations Related Articles Data BioEntities External Links Falco NA , Eriksson E Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics [01 Oct 1989, 169(4):337-340] Type: Journal Article Abstract An association between pregnancy and idiopathic facial palsy has been observed previously. A five year review of patients admitted to the Brigham and Women's Hospital disclosed 18 new instances of pregnancy associated Bell's palsy. Twelve patients became symptomatic during the third trimester and six during the first two weeks post partum. Primiparity was not a risk factor for pregnancy-associated facial palsy, but pre-eclampsia was six times more prevalent among patients in this study than among the general population of gravid women. Of 14 patients observed, eight had complete return of mimetic function within three months of the onset of symptoms. The remaining six patients had only mild residual facial weakness after a mean interval of 22 months. The administration of steroids did not appear to influence recovery. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201408989 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics en_US
dc.journal.volume 169 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 337-340 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Falco, N. A., & Eriksson, E. (1989). Idiopathic facial palsy in pregnancy and the puerperium. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 169(4), 337-340. en_US
dc.author.email nancy.chedid@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/2781450 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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