DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for facial paralysis

Facial paralysis [DOID:13934]

Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, and so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis. The most common is Bell's palsy, an idiopathic disease that may only be diagnosed by exclusion.

Synonyms:  facial paralysis,  DOID:13934,  Facial Palsy,  Facial palsy,  Facial palsy (disorder) ...