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Herpes Zoster Oticus (Geniculate Neuralgia) Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by facial palsy in association with a herpetic eruption of the external auditory meatus. This may occasionally be associated with tinnitus, vertigo, deafness, severe otalgia, and inflammation of the pinna. The condition is caused by reactivation of a latent HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN infection which causes inflammation of the facial and vestibular nerves, and may occasionally involve additional cranial nerves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p757)

Also Known As: Geniculate Neuralgia; Auricular Syndrome of Ramsay Hunt; Herpes Zoster Auricularis; Herpes Zoster Cephalicus; Herpetic Geniculate Ganglionitis Show All >>

Networked: 35 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 4 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Herpes Zoster Oticus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Gadolinium DTPA (Magnevist) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 2
  3. Hunt's syndrome : 4 results : IBA
  4. Gadolinium : 2 results : IBA
  5. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 2 results : IBA
  6. Collodion (Nitrocellulose) : 2 results : IBA
  7. Tuberculin (PPD) : 1 result : IBA
  8. Prednisone (Sone) : 1 result : FDA 119 Generic
  9. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 result : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Herpes Zoster Oticus

  1. Paralysis (Palsy)
  2. Facial Paralysis (Facial Palsy)
  3. Herpes Zoster
  4. Tics (Tic)
  5. Hemifacial Spasm
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Key Therapies for Herpes Zoster Oticus

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  1. Decompression : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
  2. Surgical Decompression : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Ganglionectomy : 1 result
  4. Traction : 1 result

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