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Journal of the Korean Balance Society 2006;5(2): 311-316.
안면마비없이 전정신경마비만을 유발한 이성대상포진 1예
부성현, 복권효, 류남규, 정원호
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 이비인후과학교실
A Case of Herpes Zoster Oticus Involving Vestibular Nerve without Facial Nerve Palsy
Sung Hyun Boo, Kwon Hyo Bok, Nam Gyu Ryu, Won Ho Chung
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. whchung@smc.samsung.co.kr
Herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome) is characterized by facial nerve paralysis associated with vesticular eruptions and cochleovestibular symptoms. Many evidences have supported that it is caused by the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus in the geniculate ganglion. Recently we experienced a case 49-year-old man presented severe vertigo and a vesicular eruptions of auricle and external ear canal. It is an unusual variant of herpes zoster oticus that involves only vestibular nerve without facial nerve palsy and hearing loss. We believe this case results from reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus in the vestibular ganglion and report with a review of literatures. Key Words: Herpes zoster oticus, Vestibular nerve, Vertigo, Dizziness
Keywords: Herpes zoster oticus; Vestibular nerve; Vertigo; Dizziness
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