Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a special form of herpes zoster which is typically characterized by peripheral facial palsy and unilateral herpetic vesicles on the ear. These symptoms are often accompanied by vestibulocochlear dysfunction and other neurological and ophthalmological symptoms. The diagnosis and therapy requires a multidisciplinary approach. The authors present a typical case where the early administration of combined antiviral and systemic corticosteroid therapy led to complete recovery. The authors emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and adequate combination therapy, which improves the prognosis of this disease.
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