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Neonatal facial palsy, a case series: is CPAP the culprit?


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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