In response to the article by Baringer,1 we describe herein 2 cases of Bell palsy with unfavorable evolution in the course of herpes simplex virus infections.
Patient 1 was a 62-year-old woman who, 5 days after the appearance of mucocutaneous lesions compatible with herpes simplex virus type 1, developed facial palsy with torpid evolution and irreversible residual damage.
Sánchez Rodríguez A, Martín Oterino JA, Chimpen Ruíz VA. Bell Palsy in Association With Herpes Simplex Virus Infection. Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(14):1577–1578. doi: