DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF FACIAL PARALYSIS

Bellís palsy

†††† Viral infections

††††††††† Coxsackie virus

††††††††† Cytomegalovirus

††††††††† Encephalitis

††††††††† Epstein-Barr virus

††††††††† Herpes viruses

††††††††† HIV

††††††††† Influenza

††††††††† Varicella

Bacterial infection

†††† Botulism

†††† Tetanus

†††† Brucellosis

†††† Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi)

†††† Leptospirosis

††† †Diptheria

†††† Malaria

†††† Meningitis

†††† Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)

Acute otitis media

Chronic otitis media

Malignant otitis externa

Mastoiditis

Neoplasm

†††† Acoustic neuroma

†††† Cerebellopontine tumors

†††† Salivary gland tumors

†††† Carcinoma

†††† Cholesteatoma

†††† Cholesterol granuloma

†††† Facial neuroma

†††† Fibrous dysplasia

††††† Leukemia

†††† Meningioma

†††† Neurofibromatosis

†††† Parotid tumor

Abscess

Vascular abnormalities

†††† Infarction

†††† Compression

Trauma

Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Amyloidosis

Diabetes mellitus

Hyperthyroidism

Granulomatous diseases

     Sarcoidosis

†††† Leptospirosis

     Syphilis

     Tuberculosis

Mobius syndrome

Godenharís syndrome

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Alcoholic neuropathy

Toxins

†††† Carbon monoxide

†††† Lead poisoning

†††† Thalidomide

Vasculitis

†††† Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

†††† Polyarteritis nodosa

     Sjogrenís syndrome

†††† Stevens-Johnson syndrome

     Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

     Wegenerís granulomatosis