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Bell Palsy in Association With Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

Angel Sánchez Rodríguez, MD; José Angel Martín Oterino, PhD; Victor Arturo Chimpen Ruíz, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(14):1577-1578. doi:.
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In response to the article by Baringer,1 we describe herein 2 cases of Bell palsy with unfavorable evolution in the course of herpes simplex virus infections.

Baringer  JR Herpes simplex virus and Bell's palsy. Ann Intern Med. 1996;12463- 65
Foruta  YTakasu  TSata  KCFukuda  SInuyama  VNagashima  K Latent herpes simplex virus type 1 in human geniculate ganglia. Acta Neuropathol (Berl). 1992;8439- 44
Murakami  SHato  NMizubuchi  MDoi  TYanagihara  N Role of herpes simplex virus infection in the pathogenesis of facial palsy in mice. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1996;10549- 53
Kettel  K Bell's palsy: pathology and surgery: a report concerning fifty patients who were operated on after the methods of Ballance and Duel. Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46427- 472
Devriese  PP Compression and ischaemia of the facial nerve. Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh). 1974;77108- 118

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