The Use of Steroid Therapy for Bell's Palsy; A Proposal

Kazunari ODA, Ikuo INOKUCHI, Nobuhiko KIMURA, Keiko NISHIOKA, Teruhiro OGAWA
1996 Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica  
Based on the pathophysiology of Bell's palsy, Stennert employed a high dose of steroid plus lowmolecular weight dextran, and reported a high cure rate. This report was undertaken to evaluate the effects of intermittent corticosteroid pulse therapy on Bell's palsy. Sixteen patients with Bell's palsy who had complete facial paralysis were enrolled. The treatment performed was intermittent corticosteroid pulse therapy, given between January 1993 and May 1995. In our intermittent corticosteroid
more » ... e therapy protocal, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, low-molecular weight dextran, ATP and vitamins were also used in combination. The cure rate of this therapy was 87.5%, and no side effects were observed during the treatment. Therefore, this therapy was considered to be very effective in curing Bell's palsy.
doi:10.5631/jibirin.89.1445 fatcat:upnvmv5y6nfd7bsnhzam46olli