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Tell me the difference between bell's palsy and facial palsy?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Both facial palsies
Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that is thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve.
There are other causes of facial palsy including tumor growth, stroke, infection and trauma to name a few.

In brief: Both facial palsies
Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that is thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve.
There are other causes of facial palsy including tumor growth, stroke, infection and trauma to name a few.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Sub-set.
Bell's palsy is one type of facial palsy; there are many others.
("palsy" is an old term for paralysis.).

In brief: Sub-set.
Bell's palsy is one type of facial palsy; there are many others.
("palsy" is an old term for paralysis.).
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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