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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2010, Issue 2

García TZ, Flores GRA, Oliman HZ, Rodríguez PA, Pérez BG
Ramsay Hunt syndrome: A case report
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2010; 6 (2)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 57-60
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The Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus reactivation in the geniculate ganglion, causing vesicular lesions, and radiculoneuropathy. It can be accompanied by other signs and symptoms as tinnitus, hearing loss, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It was first described by James Ramsay Hunt in 1907, who introduced the term otic zoster herpes. The clinical manifestations depend on the neuronal structure where viral reactivation occurs. In Ramsay Hunt syndrome, facial paralysis is more severe and has a worse prognosis of recovery than in Bell’s paralysis. We present a case which was diagnosed as an abscess of dental origin before arriving at our hospital, where the clinical history and physical examination lead to a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Key words: Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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