Bells Palsy

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Acceptability at Recruitment

ACCEPTABLE

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

ACCEPTABLE

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Temporary paralysis of one side of the face. Thought to be due to a transient viral infection which affects the facial nerve. Usually complete recovery, although this may take several months.

Guidance

Inform TC if acute episode identified at workup (possible viral aetiology).

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012