Hunt syndrome


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Hunt syn·drome

(hŭnt),
1. an intention tremor beginning in one extremity, gradually increasing in intensity, and subsequently involving other parts of the body; Synonym(s): ataxia with myoclonus, progressive cerebellar tremor
2. facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster resulting from viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion;
3. a form of juvenile paralysis agitans associated with primary atrophy of the pallidal system. Synonym(s): paleostriatal syndrome, pallidal syndrome
Synonym(s): Ramsay Hunt syndrome (1)

Hunt syndrome

Ramsay Hunt syndrome, see there.

Hunt syn·drome

(hŭnt sin'drōm)
1. An intention tremor beginning in one limb, gradually increasing in intensity, and subsequently involving other parts of the body.
2. Facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster resulting from viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion.
3. A form of juvenile paralysis agitans associated with primary atrophy of the pallidal system.
Synonym(s): Ramsay Hunt syndrome (1) .

Hunt,

James Ramsay, U.S. neurologist, 1872-1937.
Hunt atrophy - obsolete term for atrophy of the small muscles of the hand, without sensory disturbances.
Hunt neuralgia - a severe paroxysmal lancinating pain deep in the ear. Synonym(s): geniculate neuralgia
Hunt paradoxical phenomenon - in torsion dystonia, extension of the foot in response to passive flexion and flexion in response to attempted passive extension.
Hunt syndrome - (1) an intention tremor beginning in one extremity and subsequently involving other parts of the body. Synonym(s): progressive cerebellar tremor; - (2) facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster resulting from viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion. Synonym(s): herpes zoster oticus; - (3) a form of juvenile paralysis agitans associated with primary atrophy of the pallidal system. Synonym(s): paleostriatal syndrome; pallidal syndrome; Ramsay Hunt syndrome
Ramsay Hunt syndrome - Synonym(s): Hunt syndrome

Hunt syn·drome

(hŭnt sin'drōm)
1. Intention tremor beginning in one extremity, gradually increasing in intensity, and subsequently involving other parts of the body.
2. Facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster due to viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion.
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HSV-1 can cause oral symptoms similar to Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome is typically made clinically, but can be confirmed with direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) analysis, (10) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, (11) or viral culture of vesicular exudates.
An extreme and unusual variant of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Hence, it would be purely speculative to consider this as part of the Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome presenting as simple otitis externa.
Favorable outcome of Ramsay Hunt syndrome under dexamethasone.
Involvement of 4 cranial nerves is unusual for Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
5) Furuta et al detected varicella zoster virus DNA in 11 of 14 trigeminal ganglia and 9 of 13 geniculate ganglia in adults with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type I.
Ramsey Hunt syndrome type I can be diagnosed clinically by the presence of herpetic lesions with their characteristic distribution, sensorineural hearing loss, and facial paralysis, as occurred in a 39-year-old woman whose case is illustrated here.
Ramsay hunt syndrome in one patient which is rarely seen, found, further explained in our previous study with Geeta and co.
A diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome with grade V facial palsy was made.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is rare in children younger than 6 years (3).