Ramsay Hunt syndrome

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Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Synonyms: Facial nerve palsy due to VZV | Facial nerve palsy due to herpes zoster infection | Facial nerve paralysis due to VZV

A rare infectious disease characterized by herpes zoster oticus associated with peripheral facial nerve palsy often also with other cranial nerve lesions. Patients present with a painful erythematous vesicular rash in and around one ear and facial paralysis on the same side. Other frequent manifestations include hearing loss tinnitus vertigo nausea vomiting and nystagmus.

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