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Ramsay Hunt syndrome

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In its most common usage, the term Ramsay Hunt syndrome refers to a reactivation of the dormant VZV in the geniculate ganglion with associated unilateral facial paralysis and other known symptoms

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Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV)

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The disorder is named after James Ramsay Hunt, a physician who first described the disorder in 1907

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The immunocompromised and the elderly are more likely to develop RHS and it affects both sexes equally

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It most often affects the seventh cranial nerve (CN VII)

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