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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2006 Dec;24(6):593-595. Korean. Case Report.
Han HS , Lee SS , Kwon JH .
Department of Neurology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. jhkwon-or@hanmail.net
Abstract

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is a relatively common viral infection of the cranial nerves, especially the trigeminal and facial nerves. However, the involvement of the isolated vagus nerve has been rarely reported. We report a 65-year-old man with isolated vagus nerve palsy after a VZV infection. He presented with headache, dysphagia and hoarseness with sudden onset. He had vesicles localized on the concha of the right ear. The VZV IgG and IgM antibody titer in the serum was elevated.

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