Is early recovery of taste a positive prognostic factor in Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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While only one third of patients report taste disorders, [10] 80% of patients show a reduced sense of taste. Patients may fail to note reduced taste, because of normal sensation in the uninvolved side of the tongue. Early recovery of the sense of taste suggests that the patient will experience a complete recovery.


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