Bell's Palsy in Children (BellPIC) [ 2015 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Franz Babl (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Meredith Borland A/Pr Katherine Lee A/Pr Mark Mackay A/Pr Edward Oakley
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Brief description Bell’s palsy is the sudden onset of one-sided facial weakness of unknown cause. Patients cannot close their eyes and mouths properly; this interferes with eating and speaking. In adults, there is conclusive evidence that a short course of prednisolone, a steroid, can increase the number of patients who recover completely. This study will investigate at 10 centres in Australia and New Zealand whether prednisolone should be used in children as well.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,153,788.10

Funding Scheme Project Grants

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