Ramsay Hunt syndrome


Ram·​say Hunt syndrome ˈram-zē-ˈhənt- How to pronounce Ramsay Hunt syndrome (audio)
: acute inflammation of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve that is characterized especially by unilateral facial paralysis or weakness, a red painful blistering rash of the ear and sometimes scalp, face, and mouth, and severe ear pain, that may be accompanied by hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, dry eyes and mouth, or changes in or loss of taste, and that is caused by reactivation of the herpesvirus that causes chicken pox
abbreviation RHS
see herpes zoster oticus

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“Ramsay Hunt syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ramsay%20Hunt%20syndrome. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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