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Am Fam Physician. 2024;109(2):105

Incorrect Grading Scale. In the article “Bell Palsy: Rapid Evidence Review” (April 2023, p. 415), one of the grades in the House-Brackman scale for classifying symptom severity of Bell palsy was inadvertently omitted in the right column of page 416. The last two grades should have read as follows:

  • Grade V, severe symptoms: only slight, barely noticeable facial movement, asymmetric facial appearance, forehead cannot move, incomplete eyelid closure, mouth has only slight movement.

  • Grade VI, total paralysis: no facial movement.

The online version of this article has been corrected.

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