Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  1997 Nov;4(2):298-302. 10.14776/kjpid.1997.4.2.298.

A Case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome with Aseptic Meningitis

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.


Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a viral associated disease with severe otalgia, vertigo, fever, herpetic eruptions on either side of the external auditory meatus and cavum concha, ipsilateral facial nerve palsy and cochleovestibular dysfunction. This syndrome may be the most common cause of unilateral facial paralysis and involvement of both the vestibular and cochlear branch of 8th cranial nerve. And loss of taste sensation may be developed in same involement site. This syndrome affects adults in most cases, and a samll number of children with herpes zoster oticus have been reported. And concomittantly CNS invlovement of this snydrome is very rare. We experienced a 7 years old aged patient of Ramsay Hunt syndrome who had evidence of aseptic meningitis, and this patient showed well reponses with Acyclovir and symptomatic therapy. So, we report this case with brief review of related literatures.


Ramsay Hunt syndrome; Aseptic meningitis; Varicella-zoster virus
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