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Bell's palsy: Quiz


Question 1: One disease that may be difficult to exclude in the differential diagnosis is involvement of the facial nerve in infections with the ________ virus.
ChickenpoxHerpes simplexKaposi's sarcomaHerpes zoster

Question 2: ________ may produce the typical palsy, and may be easily diagnosed by looking for Lyme-specific antibodies in the blood.
Lyme diseaseRelapsing feverSyphilisPathogenic bacteria

Question 3: ________, a corticosteroid, if used early in treatment of Bell's palsy, significantly improves the chances of complete recovery at 3 and 9 months when compared to treatment with the anti-viral drug aciclovir or no treatment at all.

Question 4: Bell's palsy at the ________
Life (magazine)Open Directory ProjectTime WarnerJim Barksdale

Question 5: During regrowth, nerves are generally able to track the original path to the right destination - but some nerves may sidetrack leading to a condition known as ________.
Oculomotor nerveEdemaBell's palsySynkinesis

Question 6: Bell's palsy is a dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (the ________) that results in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.
Head and neck anatomyFacial motor nucleusGlossopharyngeal nerveFacial nerve

Question 7: Several conditions can cause a facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and ________.
Pathogenic bacteriaSyphilisLyme diseaseRelapsing fever

Question 8: median nerve (________, Ape hand deformity)
Carpal tunnel syndromeAcromegalyFibromyalgiaObesity

Question 9: ________ (such as acyclovir) have been shown not to be effective in improving recovery from Bell's palsy beyond steroids alone.
VaccineATC code J05Antiviral drugAntibiotic

Question 10: Demyelination may not even be directly caused by the virus, but by an unknown ________ response.
Toll-like receptorLymphatic systemAdaptive immune systemImmune system

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