What is the role of serum titers for herpes simplex virus (HSV) in the diagnosis of 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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Serum titers for herpes simplex virus (HSV) may be obtained. However, this test is usually not helpful, owing to the ubiquitous nature of this virus.

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