Incidence of bell palsy in patients with COVID-19

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck SurgeryTamaki A, Cabrera CI, Li S, et al. | June 25, 2021

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Peripheral facial nerve palsies correlated with COVID-19 were described by several case reports and series. There have been media reports of BP associated with vaccination, since the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of several COVID-19 vaccines. It demonstrated that such concerns could erode vaccine confidence and exacerbate public hesitancy to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. Data were employed from a large health research network to estimate the incidence of BP in patients with COVID-19 vs individuals vaccinated against the disease.

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