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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

Ramsay hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus)


1 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Science, Sanker Ganesh Dental Clinic, 5162 B. Ist Floor, Main Road, Puthukkadai Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu-629171, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu, India
3 Reader, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Professor, Department of ENT and Otolaryngology, Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India

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S Karthiga Kannan
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Science, Sanker Ganesh Dental Clinic, 5162 B. Ist Floor, Main Road, Puthukkadai Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu-629171
India
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Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is defined as an acute peripheral facial neuropathy caused by the reactivated latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the geniculate ganglion; characterized with erythematous vesicular rash of the skin of the ear canal, auricle, facial skin, oral mucosa and facial palsy (also known as herpes zoster oticus). This article reports a case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) in a 37-year-old male patient depicting the classical signs.


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