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31 Aug 2007

Bell's palsy
Is 'bells palsy' related to 'cerebral palsy' or stroke? mostly partial stroke. How long should a major stroke patient who does not speak and walk take to recover from the illness.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Hlalele Malefane

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Bells palsy usually has no cause and resolves spontaneously and is not related to cerebral palsy. It is sometimes associated with a viral infection of the fifth cranial nerve. Treatment is usually a high dose of cortico-steroids.

Not all stroke patients respond in the same way. Some people will only take months to recover and others may never recover at all.

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Dr Anrich Burger
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