Ramsay Hunt syndrome


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Noun1.Ramsay Hunt syndrome - syndrome resulting from infection by the herpes varicella zoster virus; characterized by vertigo and pain in the ears and facial nerve paralysis and sometimes hearing loss
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Ramsay hunt syndrome complicated by brainstem encephalitis in varicella-zoster virus infection.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2001; 71:149-154.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when we have shingles, which affects the nerves on the face.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome may result in facial paralysis and hearing loss when there is involvement of the facial or auditory nerve.
Trigeminal herpes zoster and ramsay hunt syndrome with a lesion in the spinal trigeminal nucleus and tract.
Based on our patient's clinical presentation, we diagnosed herpes zoster oticus--also known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome. This syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster that occurs when latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection reactivates and spreads to affect the geniculate ganglion.
encephalomyelitis, and 1 case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In children with acute nonstroke complications, neurologic symptoms occurred a median 5 days after the onset of rash, but neurologic symptoms predated the onset of rash in five cases and in two cases there were no exanthems.
One case of facial nerve involvement with Ramsay hunt syndrome was present.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV) [1].
Although rarely seen, recurrent idiopathic facial paralysis might be observed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) is the infection of geniculate ganglia by varicella zoster.