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August 13, 2020

Combination Antiviral Therapy in Patients With Bell Palsy—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 2Medical Research Center for Bioreaction to Reactive Oxygen Species and Biomedical Science Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(10):978. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2170

In Reply We thank de Ru and Bayoumy for their comments regarding our article.1 We agree that a large proportion of patients with Bell palsy who have mild paralysis recover spontaneously, and that the combination of steroid and antiviral agents is more effective than steroids alone, particularly in patients with severe Bell palsy.2 Therefore, we appreciate the intention of de Ru and Bayoumy in their response to our article, as they have studied the outcomes of patients with Bell palsy treated with different methods.

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