Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: A Clinical Management Experience from a Secondary Care Public Hospital

Published on:November 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(3):233-235
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.3.48

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: A Clinical Management Experience from a Secondary Care Public Hospital

Authors and affiliation (s):

Madhubala Balasubramanian1, Indu Tharayappurath Haridas1, B Jeyaganeshamoorthi2, Sivasankaran Ponnusankar1*

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam-643001, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Government District Head Quarters Hospital, Udhagamandalam-643001, The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, INDIA.


Introduction: Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a rare and severe infection caused by varizella zoster virus. Case: The present case describes the manifestations and treatment strategies followed for a 70- year-old woman who visited to a secondary care hospital, Udhagamandalam. The presence of facial palsy, bell’s palsy, difficulty in closing the eyes, otalgia and shingles confirmed Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The early management with acyclovir and prednisolone had shown improvement in clinical outcome of the patient. However, as a preventive measure, it is essential to undergo immunization with varizella vaccine in elder people in this locality.

Key words: Ramsay hunt syndrome, VZV, Facial palsy, Acyclovir, Management.


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