Ramsay Hunt syndrome in renal transplantation recipient: a case report.


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

Transplantation proceedings, vol.42, no.5, pp.1986-8, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2010.02.078
  • Title of Journal : Transplantation proceedings
  • Page Numbers: pp.1986-8

Abstract

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.