JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.36, no.1, pp.18-22, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Bell's palsy, total oxidant status, total anti-oxidant status, oxidative stress, HERPES-SIMPLEX-VIRUS, OXIDANT
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Background: Bell's palsy (BP) is the most common acute mononeuropathy of unilateral facial paralysis. Immune, infective and ischaemic mechanisms are potential contributors to the development of BP, but the precise cause remains unclear. Recently, oxidative stress has been proposed as a risk factor of various idiopathic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of oxidative stress in patients with BP.