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Isolated hereditary congenital facial paralysis

Disease definition

Isolated hereditary congenital facial paralysis (IHCFP) is an extremely rare neurological disorder presumed to result from maldevelopment of the facial nucleus and/or cranial nerve and has been reported in fewer than 10 families to date. It manifests as non-progressive, isolated, unilateral or bilateral, symmetrical or asymmetrical facial palsy. Involvement of the branches of the facial nerve can be unequal.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q87.0
  • OMIM: 601471
  • UMLS: C1832284
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 8583
  • MedDRA: -

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