Facial paralysis, idiopathic (Bell,s palsy): Corticosteroids for improving recovery
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2007 Oct 18;357(16):1598-607 Randomized Controlled Trial, Multicenter Study
IN idiopathic facial paralysis, Bell,s palsy The Use of
corticosteroids, prednisolone, 10 days short course
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
placebo or 10 days acyclovir
To recover facial function at 3 months: 83% prednisolone VS 64% not receiving it.
Lancet Neurol. 2008 Nov;7(11):993-1000 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN idiopathic facial paralysis, Bell,s palsy The Use of
corticosteroids, prednisolone, 10 days short course (60 mg x 5 days and fast reduction)
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
placebo, or 7 days valaciclovir
To shorten the time to complete recovery: times not stated.