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Herpes zoster oticus

Herpes zoster oticus: Introduction

Herpes zoster oticus: Facial and auditory effects of herpes zoster. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Herpes zoster oticus is available below.

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Prognosis for Herpes zoster oticus: Good. Some cases have permanent complications.

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Definitions of Herpes zoster oticus:

A syndrome characterized by facial palsy in association with a herpetic eruption of the external auditory meatus. This may occasionally be associated with tinnitus, vertigo, deafness, severe otalgia, and inflammation of the pinna. The condition is caused by reactivation of a latent HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN infection which causes inflammation of the facial and vestibular nerves, and may occasionally involve additional cranial nerves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p757) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Herpes zoster oticus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Herpes zoster oticus, or a subtype of Herpes zoster oticus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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