Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in Renal Transplantation Recipient: A Case Report


ULUSOY Ş. , Ozkan G., BEKTAS D., KAYNAR K., CANSIZ M. , KAZAZ N.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.42, sa.5, ss.1986-1988, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2010.02.078
  • Dergi Adı: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1986-1988

Özet

Ramsay Hunt syndrome develops upon reactivation of a latent virus within the geniculate ganglion. The patient presents with acute facial paralysis, severe ear pain, and a vesicular eruption of the external auditory canal and concha. Varicella zoster virus seropositivity occurs among approximately 90% of members of society. In these persons, virus reactivation may occur especially with advancing age and immunosuppression. We present a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome that developed in a 35-year-old male patient, who had undergone a renal transplantation 8 months prior and had received maintenance immunsuppression.