Correlates of degree of nerve involvement in early Bell's palsy

Ru Lan Hsieh, Chia Wei Wu, Ling Yi Wang, Wen Chung Lee

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Background: This study aimed to evaluate the still unknown factors correlating with the degree of nerve involvement in early Bell's palsy. Methods: This retrospective chart review study of newly diagnosed casesof Bell's palsy was conducted over a three-year period. Information on age, sex, day of onset, comorbidities, corticosteroid use, and electroneurographic test results were collected. The electroneurographic quotient (amplitude of compound muscle action potential on the affected side divided by that on the healthy side and expressed in percent) was used as an index of nerve involvement, with lower quotient indicating more severe disease. Results: Data were collected on 563 patients. The mean electroneurographic quotient varied inversely with age (p <0.001) and was higher in patients who used corticosteroids than those who did not (47.1% vs. 40.3%; p = 0.002). There was no correlation between the degree of nerve involvement and sex, season of onset, hypertension, or diabetes. Conclusion: The degree of nerve involvement in early Bell's palsy correlates positively with age and negatively with corticosteroid use.

原文英語
文章編號22
期刊BMC Neurology
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出版狀態已發佈 - 六月 7 2009

指紋

Bell Palsy
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Action Potentials
Comorbidity
Hypertension
Muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Correlates of degree of nerve involvement in early Bell's palsy. / Hsieh, Ru Lan; Wu, Chia Wei; Wang, Ling Yi; Lee, Wen Chung.

於: BMC Neurology, 卷 9, 22, 07.06.2009.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hsieh, Ru Lan ; Wu, Chia Wei ; Wang, Ling Yi ; Lee, Wen Chung. / Correlates of degree of nerve involvement in early Bell's palsy. 於: BMC Neurology. 2009 ; 卷 9.
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