Does the prognosis for complete recovery from Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP) vary among age groups?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Patients aged 60 years or older have an approximately 40% chance of complete recovery and have a higher rate of sequelae. Patients younger than 30 years have only a 10-15% chance of less than complete recovery and/or long-term sequelae.


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