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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Aka: Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, Herpes Zoster Oticus
  1. See Also
    1. Bell's Palsy
  2. Background
    1. Named after discovering physician Dr. Ramsay Hunt
    2. Often incorrectly spelled "Ramsey"
  3. Etiology
    1. Herpes Zoster of Facial Nerve
  4. Symptoms
    1. Rapid onset with facial pain
    2. Tinnitus and Vertigo may occur if Cranial Nerve 8 is involved
  5. Signs
    1. Unilateral herpetic rash of pinna
    2. Hearing Loss
    3. Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis (Bells Palsy)
  6. Management (Similar to Bells Palsy)
    1. Valacyclovir, Famciclovir or Acyclovir
    2. Corticosteroids
    3. Analgesics

Ramsay Hunt Paralysis Syndrome (C0242423)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
MSH D020734
Czech Ramsayův-Huntův syndrom paralýzy
Portuguese Síndrome de Paralisia de Ramsay Hunt
Spanish Síndrome de Parálisis de Ramsay Hunt
French Paralysie de Hunt
German Ramsey-Hunt-Syndrom
Italian Sindrome di Ramsay Hunt
Norwegian Ramsay Hunts syndrom
English Ramsay-Hunt (etiology), Ramsay-Hunt (manifestation), Ramsay Hunt Paralysis Syndrome
Dutch Ramsay-Hunt-paralysesyndroom
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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