Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology
Herpes zoster oticus
Herpes zoster oticus, a complication of shingles, is characterized by peripheral facial nerve impairment, with or without associated rash. Pre-herpetic pain, allodynia, burning, or itching in the ear and mastoid region, or facial palsy may also occur. Otologic complications include tinnitus, sensorineural hearing loss, hyperacusis, dysacousis, vertigo, nystagmus, and skew deviation.
Oct. 21, 2020