Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis Treated with Infliximab

  • Margarida Gaudencio Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Maria Inês Bertão Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • André Carvalho Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Gabriela Pena Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Isabel Bessa Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Abílio Gonçalves Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Keywords

Ramsay Hunt syndrome, herpes zoster oticus, ulcerative colitis, infliximab, immunosuppression

Abstract

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster that results from reactivation of varicella-zoster virus in the geniculate ganglion of the VII cranial nerve. Immunosuppression can lead to reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus, resulting in herpes zoster. Here, we present a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a patient with ulcerative colitis under treatment with infliximab.

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Published: 2021-12-09

Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 12 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Gaudencio M, Bertão MI, Carvalho A, Pena G, Bessa I, Gonçalves A. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis Treated with Infliximab. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_003032.