J Korean Soc Laryngol Phoniatr Logoped.  2019 Jun;30(1):65-68. 10.0000/jkslpl.2019.30.1.65.

A Case of Recurred Herpes Zoster Oticus Concomitantly Occurred with Zoster Laryngopharyngitis Without Vocal Cord Palsy

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. chh200@naver.com

Abstract

Herpes zoster oticus is one of complication of varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation in the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve, which is the most common presentation of herpes zoster in the head and neck region. However, VZV infection of the larynx has rarely been described in the literature compared with Herpes zoster oticus. Moreover, zoster laryngopharyngitis simultaneously occurred with recurred Herpes zoster oticus which has no newly developing motor dysfunction has not been reported yet. Therefore, these diseases are difficult to diagnose due to its rareness. However, distinctive appearances such as unilateral herpetic mucosal eruptions and vesicles are useful and essential in making a quick and accurate diagnosis. Thus, we report a characteristic case of zoster laryngopharyngitis simultaneously occurred with recurred Herpes zoster oticus not accompanied by any newly developing motor palsy.

Keyword

Varicella-zoster virus; Herpes zoster oticus; Zoster laryngopharyngitis; Vocal cord palsy
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