July 1974

Idiopathic Bell Palsy in a 2-Month-Old Child

Author Affiliations

Baton Rouge, La
From the Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital, Baton Rouge.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(1):112-113. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110260114024

A 2-month-old boy had an acute onset of idiopathic Bell palsy. To our knowledge, this is the third case to be reported in which the patient was under 1 year of age. Complete recovery was noted after two months. In its course, the disease resembled idiopathic Bell palsy as seen in older children.