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Research in Vestibular Science 2012;11(4): 138-141.
안면신경마비 없이 어지럼과 난청을 동반한 이성대상포진 1예
최지민, 신정은, 김창희
건국대학교 의과대학 건국대학교병원 이비인후과학교실
A Case of Herpes Zoster Oticus without Facial Nerve Palsy Associated with Vertigo and Hearing Loss
Jee Min Choi, Jung Eun Shin, Chang Hee Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. 20110552@kuh.ac.kr
Herpes zoster oticus (HZO) is characterized by facial nerve palsy, otalgia and auricular vesicles on the affected side and accepted to be caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the geniculate ganglion. Vestibulocochlear deficits are known to be frequently accompanied by HZO. Unusual clinical manifestations such as only vertigo without facial nerve palsy or hearing loss has been reported. We report a case of 27-year-old man presented with vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss and vesicular eruptions on the left auricle without facial nerve palsy. Serologic test revealed that the patient was positive for immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies against VZV.
Keywords: Herpes zoster oticus; Vertigo; Hearing loss
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