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Are facial nerve abnormalities a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Facial nerve abnormalities are a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and can cause weakness of one side of the face, facial muscle spasm or twitching. 

Louis Rosner
Neurology
Facial weakness, numbness, spasms, palsy, pain, and myokymia (the involuntary rapid flickering of facial muscles) occurring on one side of the face, are all symptoms that are not very common but can be multiple sclerosis (MS)-related. Facial weakness can also be due to Bell's palsy, a virus infection of the facial nerve.
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