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How do physicians diagnose bell s palsy vs stroke?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine

In brief: Scary

Yes, it can be alarming.
Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. There may be recent or remote history of cold sore or herpetic gingivostomatitis with bell's.

In brief: Scary

Yes, it can be alarming.
Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. There may be recent or remote history of cold sore or herpetic gingivostomatitis with bell's.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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