Ramsay Hunt syndrome
At least three separate neurological syndromes carry the name of Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS), their only connection being that they were all first described by James Ramsay Hunt (1872–1937):
- Ramsay Hunt syndrome type I, also called Ramsay Hunt cerebellar syndrome, is a rare form of cerebellar degeneration which involves myoclonic epilepsy, progressive ataxia, tremor, and a dementing process.
- Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II is the reactivation syndrome of herpes zoster in the geniculate ganglion. It has variable presentation which may include a lower motor neuron lesion of the facial nerve, deafness, vertigo, and pain.
A triad of ipsilateral facial paralysis, ear pain, and vesicles in the auditory canal and auricle is typical for Ramsay Hunt Type II.
- Ramsay Hunt syndrome type III is a less commonly referenced condition, an occupationally induced neuropathy of the deep palmar branch of the ulnar nerve. It is also called Hunt's disease or Artisan's palsy.
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- http://www.ramsayhunt.org/epon.shtml Ramsay Hunt Syndrome