Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome –  a Rare Manifestation of Relatively Frequent Condition

Authors: R. Rosoľanka;  K. Šimeková
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika infektológie a cestovnej medicíny, JLF UK a UN Martin
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2016; 79/112(2): 222-224
Category: Case Report


The Ramsay-Hunt syndrome results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus at the geniculate ganglion level. The syndrome is characterized by a combination of peripheral facial paralysis and a herpes-like rash occurring on the face, most commonly in the ear canal and the skin of the external ear, and the possible association with the cochlea-vestibular symptoms. According to the available data, combination of an antiviral therapy with corticosteroids and adequate analgesic therapy remains the gold standard of the treatment of the Ramsay-Hunt sydrome. We present a case of a 55-year-old patient.

Key words:
Ramsay-Hunt syndrome – varicella-zoster virus – facial paralysis

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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