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Ramsey Hunt Syndrome: A Review Article [EJMA]
EJMA. 2023; 3(3): 85-87 | DOI: 10.14744/ejma.2023.65265

Ramsey Hunt Syndrome: A Review Article

Halil İbrahim Altıner
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bilecik Training and Research Hospital, Bilecik, Türkiye

Ramsey Hunt Syndrome (RHS) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). After first encountering VZV infection, the virus persists in the sensory ganglia of the spinal and cranial nerves for life. Herpes zoster oticus is a condition characterized by severe otalgia and erythematous vesicular rash in the external ear canal and auricle, caused by viruses that reactivate in the facial nerve and geniculate ganglion, especially in people with weakened immune systems due to various diseases or drugs. The picture formed by the addition of peripheral facial paralysis to the table is called RHS. Other cranial nerves may also be involved through various anatomical connections. Antiviral agents and corticosteroids are useful in treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment are important.

Keywords: Facial paralysis, shingles, otalgia

Halil İbrahim Altıner. Ramsey Hunt Syndrome: A Review Article. EJMA. 2023; 3(3): 85-87

Corresponding Author: Halil İbrahim Altıner, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English