Talk:Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

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Some Issues[edit]

  • Since the syndrome is named after one person (J Ramsay Hunt), the syndrome should be written as "Ramsay Hunt," not "Ramsay-Hunt."
  • The geniculate ganglion is not destroyed in RHS, in fact there is debate if the ganglion is even inflamed in the process. For a nice review see Seeney and Gilden, 2001.
  • There are actually 3 unrelated types of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Type 2, which is described in the last paragraph, is rare. I've never seen the third constellation of clincal findings refered to as a Ramsay Hunt syndrome, so I'm leaving it out of the article.
    • The NINDS site incorrectly refers to Herpes zoster oticus as RHS 2, and dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica as RHS 1.

I'm making note of these issues here in the talk page to avoid revesions--Zyryab 20:55, 21 February 2006 (UTC).

References[edit]

  • Sweeney CJ, Gilden DH (2001). "Ramsay Hunt syndrome". J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 71 (2): 149–54.  PMID 11459884
The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was move. —Nightstallion (?) 08:50, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Ramsay-Hunt → Ramsay Hunt – {The syndrome is named after one person (J Ramsay Hunt), therefore the hyphen is not needed. There was a redirect from the correct name to the incorrect name, so wikipedia wouldn't let me move it. Thanks.} – request made on requested moves page by User:Zyryab

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  • Support I have looked through the first ten pages of Google hits on "Ramsey-Hunt". Unfortunately it shows hits for both "Ramsey Hunt" and "Ramsey-Hunt" so it is a manual process to count them. But out of these 100 hits, only seven called it Ramsey-Hunt, and one of those was Wikipedia. i.e. from this sample it is called Ramsey Hunt 95% of the time (i.e. ignoring the Wikipedia one, 94 times out of 99). Jll 13:35, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


Naming. The Ramsay Hunt syndrome (II, not 1) is AFAIK not synonymous with facial herpes zoster but refers to the combination of this with facial palsy (Bell's Palsy). This is also the way it is explained on the website about RH syndrome (here). this source gives good definitions. The numbers of the syndromes are often given differently. Bart 10:34, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Herpes zoster nominated for FAC[edit]

The related article Herpes zoster has been nominated as a Featured Article Candidate and is being edited heavily. Your comments are welcome here. --Una Smith (talk) 18:04, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Move to Herpes zoster oticus[edit]

This is the current preferred term with medicine trying to move away from from peoples name to more descriptive terms. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:06, 15 August 2009 (UTC)