OXIDATIVE STRESS AND ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN PATIENTS WITH BELL'S PALSY


TERZI S. , DURSUN E. , YILMAZ A. , Coskun Z. , OZGUR A. , ÇELİKER M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.36, no.1, pp.18-22, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jomb-2016-0033
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-22
  • Keywords: Bell's palsy, total oxidant status, total anti-oxidant status, oxidative stress, HERPES-SIMPLEX-VIRUS, OXIDANT

Abstract

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.