What is herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome) may produce an acute jugular foramen syndrome. [58] It is characterized by acute-onset dysphagia and dysphonia, often accompanied or preceded by cranial, cervical, or pharyngeal pain. Herpetic vesicles on the skin or mucosa may or may not occur, may be noted late after onset, or may go undetected.


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