A Case of Varicella-Zoster Meningoencephalitis Presented by Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
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Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation can cause meningoencephalitis. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is the reactivation of VZV in facial nerve, consisting of ear pain, facial nerve paralysis, and auricular rash. We present a case of VZV meningoencephalitis presented with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Early clinical suspicion was beneficial in starting aggressive treatment.
KeywordsVaricella-zoster virus Ramsay Hunt syndrome Meningoencephalitis Facial nerve paralysis
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