652 results match your criteria Herpes Zoster Oticus


[Clinical and therapeutic features of herpes zoster oticus: a case report].

Pan Afr Med J 2022 3;41:171. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Service d'Otorhinolaryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale de l'Hôpital Militaire d'Instruction Mohamed V de Rabat, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie Rabat, Université Mohamed V Rabat, Rabat, Maroc.

Ear shingles, also called herpes zoster oticus, are a viral infection of the outer, middle and/or inner ear due to varicella zoster virus (VZV). Patients with ear involvement associated with facial palsy are clinically diagnosed with Ramsay-Hunt´s syndrome. We here report the case of a 25-year-old patient with herpes zoster oticus associated with peripheral facial palsy, without other associated signs. Read More

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[Herpes zoster-prevention, diagnosis, and treatment].

Hautarzt 2022 Apr 27. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Deutschland.

Background: Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common skin disease resulting from a regionally limited reactivation of a latent infection with the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Despite its usually self-limiting course, HZ is associated with a considerable individual and public health burden of disease, particularly due to its high rate of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

Objectives: To improve knowledge of the current recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Read More

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Where are the vesicles? A case report of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Malays Fam Physician 2022 Mar 21;17(1):90-93. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

M.D (UKM), M.S (ORL-HNS), Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A 1-year-10-month-old child developed left-sided Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) without vesicles 1 month after an episode of varicella zoster infection. No ear symptoms, including hearing loss, tinnitus, or imbalance, were reported. The external ear and otoscopic examinations were unremarkable. Read More

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Distribution of Medical Service Use for Facial Palsy Between Medicine and Traditional Korean Medicine Based on Population-Based Data of Korea.

J Korean Med Sci 2022 Apr 18;37(15):e119. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

We investigated the distribution of medical service uses for Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome between medicine and traditional Korean medicine using the National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort data of Korea from 2006 to 2015. Patients were identified with diagnostic codes and medication or treatment claim codes. For Bell's palsy, there were 5,970 (68. Read More

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Ramsay Hunt syndrome: New impressions in the era of molecular genetics.

Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2022 04 12;97:101-104. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Movement Disorders Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

More frequent use of next-generation sequencing led to a paradigm shift in assessing heredodegenerative diseases. This is particularly notable in progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) and progressive myoclonus ataxia (PMA) where a group of disorders linked to novel genetic mutations has now been added to these phenotypical realms. Despite the historical value of Ramsay Hunt's contribution defining the syndrome later known as PMA, recent genetic developments have made this eponym obsolete and a new definition and classification of PMA and PME seem necessary. Read More

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Authors reply to letter to the editor considering "Ramsay Hunt Syndrome with multiple cranial neuropathy: a literature review".

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 05 13;279(5):2709-2712. Epub 2022 Mar 13.

Department of Otolaryngology, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, Sydney, NSW, 2747, Australia.

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A half tingling throat.

BMJ 2022 02 24;376:e067996. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Keelung Branch and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Keelung, Taiwan

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February 2022

Acute myelitis with multicranial neuritis caused by Varicella zoster virus: a case report.

BMC Neurol 2022 Feb 5;22(1):45. Epub 2022 Feb 5.

Department of Neurology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, 050000, PR China.

Background: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) can remain lifelong in the latent state in ganglionic neurons and adrenal glands after the initial infection. However, it can be reactivated anytime and can trigger several severe neurological manifestations such as encephalitis, meningitis, Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, cerebellitis, myelitis, and stroke. In addition, due to the diversity of clinical manifestations, clinical diagnosis of VZV can be difficult, especially in the absence of varicella. Read More

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February 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis Treated with Infliximab.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2021 9;8(12):003032. Epub 2021 Dec 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster that results from reactivation of varicella-zoster virus in the geniculate ganglion of the VII cranial nerve. Immunosuppression can lead to reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus, resulting in herpes zoster. Here, we present a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a patient with ulcerative colitis under treatment with infliximab. Read More

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December 2021

Ramsay Hunt syndrome and mRNA SARS-COV-2 vaccination.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed) 2022 01;40(1):48

Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India.

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January 2022

Commentary: Bilateral Nervus Intermedius Sectioning for Geniculate Neuralgia: Case Report and Operative Video.

Authors:
Kunal Gupta

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2022 01;22(1):e64-e65

Department of Neurosurgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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January 2022

Intratympanic corticosteroid for Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2022 Aug 31;49(4):599-605. Epub 2021 Dec 31.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Toon City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

Objective: This study aimed to reveal the efficacy and safety of intratympanic steroid therapy (ITST) in patients with Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Ichushi-Web, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Published randomized controlled trial and observational studies, which compared the combination of intratympanic corticosteroids with systemic corticosteroid versus systemic corticosteroid for Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome, were included for meta-analysis. Read More

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Transaxonal Spread of Varicella-Zoster Virus in Trigeminal Zoster Followed by Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Neurol India 2021 Nov-Dec;69(6):1899-1900

Department of Neurology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai General Hospital (Originally Shanghai First People's Hospital), Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China.

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January 2022

Ramsay-Hunt syndrome: Report of two cases with identification of the varicella zoster virus genome in cerebrospinal fluid

Biomedica 2021 12 15;41(4):625-630. Epub 2021 Dec 15.

Departamento de Medicina, Orientación Enfermedades Infecciosas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; División VIH-Sida, Hospital de Infecciosas "Francisco Javier Muñiz", Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Like other alpha-herpesviruses, the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) remains latent in the neural ganglia following the primary varicella infection. The reactivation of the VZV in the dorsal root ganglia results in herpes zoster. Herpes zoster eruption is characterized by localized cutaneous lesions and neuralgic pain mostly in older and immunocompromised persons, especially those living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read More

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December 2021

Note for "Ramsay Hunt syndrome and mRNA SARS-COV-2 vaccination".

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed) 2022 01 11;40(1):49. Epub 2021 Dec 11.

Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain. Electronic address:

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January 2022

Approach to Facial Weakness.

Semin Neurol 2021 12 26;41(6):673-685. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Facial palsy is a common neurologic concern and is the most common cranial neuropathy. The facial nerve contains motor, parasympathetic, and special sensory functions. The most common form of facial palsy is idiopathic (Bell's palsy). Read More

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December 2021

Zoster Cranial Polyneuropathy in a COVID-19 Patient.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Nov 17;22:e934658. Epub 2021 Nov 17.

Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurovascular Diseases, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania.

BACKGROUND Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare form of herpes zoster caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus in the geniculate ganglion. The main clinical manifestations are peripheral facial palsy, vesicular rash in the ear, and ipsilateral auricular pain, and sometimes vertigo. COVID-19 is a new multisystemic infectious disease that, in addition to common respiratory manifestations, it is known to affect the immune system, primarily depressing cellular immunity. Read More

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November 2021

Letter to the Editor considering Ramsay Hunt syndrome with multiple cranial neuropathy: a literature review.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 05 12;279(5):2707-2708. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital Zadar, Bože Peričića 5, 23 000, Zadar, Croatia.

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Herpes zoster oticus.

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2021 10 25;141(2021-15). Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Background: Herpes zoster oticus is a rare neurological disease caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus in the facial nerve.

Case Presentation: A woman in her 60 s presented with left-sided seventh and eighth cranial neuropathy. A vesicular rash in her left ear and palate appeared one week after symptom onset. Read More

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October 2021

Ramsay Hunt syndrome with multiple cranial neuropathy: a literature review.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May 23;279(5):2239-2244. Epub 2021 Oct 23.

Department of Otolaryngology, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW, 2747, Australia.

Background: Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) is a neurotological disorder involving the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve (Sweeney and Gilden in J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 71:149-154, 2001). The characteristic presentation involves ipsilateral lower motor neuron type facial paresis, auricular pain with or without hearing impairment, and vesicular lesions of the external auditory canal and outer ear. Involvement of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerve is typical in RHS, whilst multiple cranial neuropathies are rare and associated with poorer prognosis and systemic complications (Arya et al. Read More

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Clinical Manifestations of Herpes Zoster Associated with Complications in Children.

Children (Basel) 2021 Sep 24;8(10). Epub 2021 Sep 24.

Department of Pediatrics, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang 14068, Korea.

Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation when VZV-specific cell-mediated immunity declines. Information on HZ in children is limited. Therefore, we retrospectively investigated HZ's clinical course and complications in children. Read More

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September 2021

Bilateral Nervus Intermedius Sectioning for Geniculate Neuralgia: Case Report and Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 11;21(6):E566-E568

Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Background And Importance: Geniculate neuralgia is a rare condition characterized by excruciating ear pain. Surgical options for geniculate neuralgia include microvascular decompression and sectioning of the nervus intermedius. We report herein a case of bilateral geniculate neuralgia treated by nervus intermedius sectioning without prior microvascular decompression. Read More

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November 2021

[Herpes zoster of the external ear and face].

Rev Med Suisse 2021 Oct;17(753):1684-1689

Service d'ORL et chirurgie cervico-faciale, Réseau hospitalier neuchâtelois, 2000 Neuchâtel.

The development of vesicles on the pinna and external auditory canal will often correspond to a herpes zoster infection of one of the many nerves innervating the external ear. In case of associated facial paralysis, vertigo or sudden deafness the patient should undergo a thorough neuro-otologic examination and receive appropriate treatment. This article proposes a reminder of the various clinical presentations of herpes zoster oticus with some neuro-anatomical considerations. Read More

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October 2021

A case report of refractory otalgia after Ramsay Hunt syndrome successfully treated by applying pulsed radiofrequency to the great auricular nerve: A CARE-compliant article.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Oct;100(39):e27285

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Jeonbuk National University Hospital and Medical School, Jeonju, South Korea.

Rationale: Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a type of herpes zoster infection involving geniculate ganglion and facial nerve. Unilateral facial palsy, otalgia, and painful vesicular rash on the auricle and external auditory canal are the typical symptoms. Although postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a devastating complication of herpes zoster infection, PHN following Ramsay Hunt syndrome has rarely been reported. Read More

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October 2021

Ramsay Hunt syndrome following mRNA SARS-COV-2 vaccine.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed) 2022 Jan 20;40(1):47-48. Epub 2021 Sep 20.

Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.

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January 2022

Unusual presentation of Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome in kidney transplant patient.

Transpl Infect Dis 2021 Aug 18;23(4):e13658. Epub 2021 Jul 18.

Hospital das Clinicas, University os São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Herpes Zoster (HZ) is caused by reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) in craniospinal sensory neurons and is characterized by a painful erythematous rash in the affected dermatome. Although kidney transplant recipients who are chronically maintained on immunosuppressive regimens are considered at risk, there are only a few cases described. We report a well-documented case of a 50-year-old male kidney transplant recipient who presented Ramsay-Hunt syndrome with atypical neurological finds. Read More

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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Authors:
Suman Sen

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2021 May;30(5):610-611

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, India.

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