Rapid diagnosis of varicella zoster virus infection in acute facial palsy

@article{Murakami1998RapidDO,
  title={Rapid diagnosis of varicella zoster virus infection in acute facial palsy},
  author={Shingo Murakami and Nobumitu Honda and Mutsuhiko Mizobuchi and Y Nakashiro and Naohito Hato and K Gyo},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51},
  pages={1202 - 1205}
}
Patients with zoster sine herpete and Ramsay Hunt syndrome without pathognomonic vesicles at the initial visit are often misdiagnosed with Bell's palsy and treated without antiviral agents. With PCR, we found that varicella zoster virus genomes were frequently detectable in auricular skin exudate from patients with zoster sine herpete or Ramsay Hunt syndrome before the appearance of vesicles. 
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BRITISH BIOMEDICAL BULLETIN
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a disease caused due to varicella zoster virus and is characterised by acute facial palsy and inner ear dysfunction with a herpetic eruption on the auricle and external earExpand
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