II. Background

  1. Named after discovering physician Dr. Ramsay Hunt
  2. Often incorrectly spelled "Ramsey"

III. Etiology

IV. Symptoms

  1. Rapid onset with facial pain
  2. Tinnitus and Vertigo may occur if Cranial Nerve 8 is involved

V. Signs

  1. Unilateral herpetic rash of pinna
  2. Hearing Loss
  3. Peripheral facial paralysis

VI. Management (Similar to Bells Palsy)

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Ontology: Ramsay Hunt Paralysis Syndrome (C0242423)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
MSH D020734
Czech Ramsayův-Huntův syndrom paralýzy
Portuguese Síndrome de Paralisia de Ramsay Hunt
Spanish Síndrome de Parálisis de Ramsay Hunt
French Paralysie de Hunt
German Ramsey-Hunt-Syndrom
Italian Sindrome di Ramsay Hunt
Norwegian Ramsay Hunts syndrom
English Ramsay-Hunt (etiology), Ramsay-Hunt (manifestation), Ramsay Hunt Paralysis Syndrome
Dutch Ramsay-Hunt-paralysesyndroom