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Persistent hiccups as a rare presentation of Ramsey Hunt syndrome in a renal transplant recipient

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D.H. Hettige,

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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M.R.P. Weerawansa,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
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H.M.S. Senanayake,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
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S. Sumathipala,

Department of Virology, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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R.T. Rupasinghe,

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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M.C. Caldera

Department of Neurology, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Abstract

Ramsay Hunt syndrome type 2, also known as RHS and herpes zoster oticus, is a disorder that is caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus in the geniculate ganglion, a nerve cell bundle of the facial nerve. RHS typically presents with inability to move many facial muscles, pain in the ear, taste loss on the front of the tongue, dry eyes and mouth, and a vesicular rash. However, the association of RHS with multiple cranial nerve involvement and persistent hiccups is less well reported.

How to Cite: Hettige DH, Weerawansa MRP, Senanayake HMS, Sumathipala S, Rupasinghe RT, Caldera MC. Persistent hiccups as a rare presentation of Ramsey Hunt syndrome in a renal transplant recipient. Sri Lanka Journal of Neurology. 2021;8(1):20–2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljon.v8i1.29
Published on 01 Dec 2021.
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