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Can palsy (like facial palsy which can cause the muscles on one side of the face to go limp) be inherited?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
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In brief: Yes but rare

Facial palsy or paralysis can be inherited but this is rare.
There are a number of syndromes that include facial paralysis. If this is present in a newborn then careful evaluation should be done by a pediatric specialist.

In brief: Yes but rare

Facial palsy or paralysis can be inherited but this is rare.
There are a number of syndromes that include facial paralysis. If this is present in a newborn then careful evaluation should be done by a pediatric specialist.
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