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Can bell's palsy affect other parts of the body?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

The name bell palsy is specific to its location on the face.
A person can have a neuritis with similar changes in nerve function at different body locations but would be called something different. Medical conditions are often named for the person who first published a description in a medical journal so others could be aware of it.

In brief: No

The name bell palsy is specific to its location on the face.
A person can have a neuritis with similar changes in nerve function at different body locations but would be called something different. Medical conditions are often named for the person who first published a description in a medical journal so others could be aware of it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bell's palsy specifically refers to facial paralysis or weakness.

In brief: No

Bell's palsy specifically refers to facial paralysis or weakness.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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