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An extreme and unusual variant of Ramsay Hunt syndrome

  • S. De (a1) and A. G. Pfleiderer (a1)


Ramsay Hunt syndrome is characterized by facial nerve paralysis, herpetic vesicles in or around the ear and pain often associated with vestibulocochlear nerve involvement. It is thought to be a cranial polyneuropathy caused by the herpes zoster virus. We present an extreme and unusual variant of this disease with involvement of VIIth, VIIIth, Xth, XIth and XIIth cranial nerves as well as C2–4 sensory dermatomes and profound systemic upset which caused some diagnostic uncertainty.


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Address for correspondence: A. G. Pfleiderer, Edith Cavell Hospital, Bretton Gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ


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An extreme and unusual variant of Ramsay Hunt syndrome

  • S. De (a1) and A. G. Pfleiderer (a1)


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