Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Case report: Herpes zoster oticus with cranial polyneuropathies
Author(s): Roosewelt Simon, Surendra Singh Moupachi, Silpi Lakra
Abstract: Herpes zoster oticus is defined as a herpetic vesicular rash on the concha, external auditory canal or pinna with a lower motor neuron palsy of the ipsilateral facial nerve. It accounts for more facial palsies than was previously thought. The occurrence rate of associated cranial polyneuropathy has been reported to be 1.8-3.2% and the cranial nerves VII, VIII, IX and X are most commonly affected. Here we present a case of herpes zoster oticus with cranial polyneuropathy. The patient was treated with antiviral and oral steroids and the symptoms were improved.
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