Neurological Question #36


The nurse is instructing a client on the causes of Bell’s palsy. What is the nurse’s best explanation for Bell’s Palsy?


  1. It may be triggered following exposure to herbicide or poison.
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  2. It’s cause may be unknown.
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  3. It may be triggered from malnutrition
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  4. It may be triggered from drug and alcohol addiction.
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The exact cause of Bell’s Palsy is unknown, but some studies suggest it may include viral exposures like herpes, autoimmune diseases, or other conditions. There is no solid evidence to suggest it has a correlation with herbicides, toxins, or drug or alcohol addictions. There is no evidence linking Bell’s Palsy with malnutrition.

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