We report a case series of three idiopathic unilateral facial nerve palsies in neonates with no identified risk factors. Neuroimaging done was normal. All the neonates had complete spontaneous recovery within a month, with no residual deficits. As per our knowledge, there are very few case reports of facial palsy in a neonate reported in literature and are often labelled as idiopathic.
- neonatal health
- materno-fetal medicine
- neonatal and paediatric intensive care
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Contributors NM and AP wrote the manuscript. GG and AS helped in corrections. AP and GG did the critical appraisal.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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