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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 337-339

Ramsay hunt syndrome: A diagnostic challenge for general dental practitioners


1 Graded Specialist Medicine, Military Hospital, c/o 99 APO, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Consultant Oral Pathologist, Military Hospital, c/o 99 APO, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Graded Specialist Surgery, Military Hospital, c/o 99 APO, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
5 Department of Oral Pathology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India

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135 “B” Sudama Nagar, Indore - 452 016, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_1099_16

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Ramsay hunt syndrome is not just a syndrome but it's rather an infectious disease caused by reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus in geniculate ganglion. This was first explained by J. Ramsay Hunt as a triad of complications like otalgia, mucosal and cutaneous rashes with or without trigeminal facial palsy. The facial palsy can occur with characteristic vesicles along the path of nerve. We present a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a 48-year-old male. The unilateral pattern of facial involvement and presence of vesicles assisted us for early diagnosis, distinguishing the syndrome with diseases mimicking other severe neurological illnesses and prompt treatment.


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