Please read Dr. Gaur’s article in the Journal of Pediatric Neurology titled, “Bell’s Palsy Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a 2-Year-Old Child“.
Bell’s palsy (BP) is the broadly used term for idiopathic facial nerve palsy (FNP). In children, idiopathic BP is the most common cause of FNP, though several infectious causes have been identified. BP onset is typically sudden, unilateral, and appreciable upon cranial nerve testing. Treatment includes steroids, antivirals, and antibiotics as appropriate, and prognosis is generally good when addressed promptly. As the severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continues, a growing diversity of peripheral nervous system manifestations has been reported, notably, disturbances in taste and smell and case reports of Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) and BP. To read the full article.
Bell’s Palsy Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a 2-Year-Old Child. Bsales S, Olson B, Gaur S, Chefitz D, Carayannopoulos M, Uprety P, Esfahanizadeh A. Journal of Pediatric Neurology DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722210