Bell's palsy steroid dose

      Bell's palsy has a high rate of spontaneous recovery (1)

     

  • a systematic review of four randomised controlled trials by Williamson and Whelan (BJGP, 1996) has revealed that (compared with placebo) steroid therapy improves the complete facial recovery rate in patients with Bell's palsy (1)
  • two systematic reviews concluded that Bell's palsy could be effectively treated with corticosteroids in the first seven days, providing up to a further 17% of patients with a good outcome in addition to the 80% that spontaneously improve (2,3)
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Bell's palsy steroid dose

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