Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 26 January 2010

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(2010), "Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 15 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2010.24815aae.010

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Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1

J.R. de Almeida, M. Al Khabori, G.H. Guyatt, I.J. Witterick, V.Y. Lin, J.M. Nedzelski and J.M. Chen,JAMA,2009,Vol. 302,pp. 985-993

This well-conducted review concluded that corticosteroids are associated with a reduced risk of unsatisfactory recovery in Bell palsy. Also, there may be an additional benefit associated with the use of antiviral agents combined with corticosteroid treatment. These conclusions are likely to be reliable.