Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Associated with Multiple Cranial Nerve Involvement Yasuhiko Hoshitani 1 1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,National Hospital Organization Himeji Medical Center pp.557-560
Published Date 2004/7/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411100636
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 We report a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome associated with paralysis of the rightⅤ,Ⅶ,Ⅷ,Ⅸ,Ⅹ,XI and XII cranial nerves. The patient was a 26-year-old male who complained of sore throat and right otalgia. Spinal tap findings and serum VZV-antibody titers suggested that cranial polyneuropathy would be caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus. After intravenous injection of acyclovir and methyl-prednisolone sodium succinate,cranial polyneuropathy were restored. Ramsay Hunt syndrome associated with multiple cranial neuropathy was not frequently reported. Early recognition of Ramsay Hunt syndrome enables the early administration of antiviral argents for improvement of the patient's prognosis.

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