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Vol. 64. Issue 1.
Pages 72-74 (January - February 2013)
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Vol. 64. Issue 1.
Pages 72-74 (January - February 2013)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.otoeng.2013.02.003
Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome presenting laryngeal paralysis
Síndrome de Ramsay-Hunt causante de parálisis laríngea
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Antonio Gómez-Torres??
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, Antonio Medinilla Vallejo, Antonio Abrante Jiménez, Francisco Esteban Ortega
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain
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The Ramsay-Hunt syndrome is the association of facial palsy and varicella-zoster virus infection with involvement of the ear canal and eardrum. It may be associated with deafness, tinnitus and dizziness. It can sometimes affect the lower cranial nerves. A case of an immunocompetent patient with affectation of the VII, VIII and X cranial nerves is presented.

Keywords:
Ramsay-Hunt
Varicella-zoster virus
Laryngeal palsy
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El síndrome de Ramsay-Hunt consiste en la asociación de parálisis facial periférica (PFP) e infección por virus varicela zoster (VVZ) con afectación del conducto auditivo externo y membrana timpánica. Se puede acompañar de sordera, acúfenos y vértigos. En ocasiones puede afectar los pares craneales bajos. Se presenta el caso de un paciente inmunocompetente con afectación de los pares craneales VII, VIII y X.

Palabras clave:
Ramsay-Hunt
Herpes zoster
Parálisis laríngea

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