Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2012 Oct;55(10):655-658. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2012.55.10.655.

A Case of Herpes Zoster Oticus with Intractable Hiccups

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. yongbok@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Herpes zoster oticus is a common inflammatory disease caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia. Its symtpoms include unilateral distribution of the vesicular eruptions, neuralgia and various type of cranial nerve palsy depending on the involving site of head and neck region. Most commonly affected cranial nerves are facial nerve (VII) and vestibulocochelar nerve (VIII), but on rare occasions cranial nerves V, IX, X, XI are affected as well. Although neurologic symptom of herpes zoster was commonly reported, zoster associated hiccups is very rare. We experienced one case of herpes zoster oticus involving multiple cranial nerve palsy with intractable hiccups. We report our case with a review of literature.

Keyword

Herpes zoster oticus; Hiccups

MeSH Terms

Cranial Nerve Diseases
Cranial Nerves
Facial Nerve
Ganglia, Spinal
Head
Herpes Zoster
Herpes Zoster Oticus
Herpesvirus 3, Human
Hiccup
Neck
Neuralgia
Neurologic Manifestations
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