Herpes zoster laryngitis accompanied by Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Abstract

The most common presentation of herpes zoster in the head and neck region is called Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS), which rarely accompanies multiple cranial neuropathy. Herpes zoster also involves the mucous membrane of the tongue, palate, pharynx, and larynx. Herpes zoster infection of the larynx accompanied by Ramsay Hunt syndrome with cranial polyneuropathy is extremely rare, with only few reported cases in the literature. At the time of this report, a review of the medical literature disclosed 4 reported cases of herpes zoster laryngitis accompanied by Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Herein, we present 2 additional cases and report the clinical outcome of cranial polyneuropathy with a review of the literature.

DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182a12f95

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@article{Lee2013HerpesZL, title={Herpes zoster laryngitis accompanied by Ramsay Hunt syndrome.}, author={Dong Hoon Lee and Tae Mi Yoon and Joon Kyoo Lee and Young Eun Joo and Sang Chul Lim}, journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery}, year={2013}, volume={24 5}, pages={e496-8} }