Name Bell's palsy
Type Disease or Syndrome
Group Neurological
Data Sources

Clinical Terminologies Read Version 2
Codelists kuan_bells_ZgV8UjFkg87aYaVhUVvdwz_Read2.csv kuan_bells_ZgV8UjFkg87aYaVhUVvdwz_ICD10.csv
Valid Event Data Range 01/01/1999 - 01/07/2016
Sex Female
Authors Kuan V, Denaxas S, Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Direk K, Bhatti O, Husain S, Sutaria S, Hingorani M, Nitsch D, Parisinos C, Lumbers T, Mathur R, Sofat R, Casas JP, Wong I, Hemingway H, Hingorani A
Agreement Date 20 May 2019
Version (UUID) 1 (ZgV8UjFkg87aYaVhUVvdwz)

Primary care

Disease Readcode Medcode ReadcodeDescr Category
Bell's palsy 1476 16577 H/O: Bell's palsy History of Bell's (facial) palsy
Bell's palsy F310.00 206 Bell's (facial) palsy Diagnosis of Bell's (facial) palsy

Secondary care


Disease ICD10code ICD10codeDescr Category
Bell's palsy G51.0 Bell's palsy Diagnosis of Bell's (facial) palsy


At the specified date, a patient is defined as having had 'Bell's palsy' IF they meet the criteria for any of the following on or before the specified date. The earliest date on which the individual meets any of the following criteria on or before the specified date is defined as the first event date:

Primary care
1. 'Bell's palsy' diagnosis or history of diagnosis during a consultation 
Secondary care
1. ALL diagnoses of 'Bell's palsy' or history of diagnosis during a hospitalization


Kuan V., Denaxas S., Gonzalez-Izquierdo A. et al. A chronological map of 308 physical and mental health conditions from 4 million individuals in the National Health Service. The Lancet Digital Health - DOI 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30012-3