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Editor's Correspondence
July 27, 1998

Bell Palsy in Association With Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(14):1577-1578. doi:

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.