The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-

Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a young COVID-19 patient


Claudia P Alonzo-Correa, Eduardo Camacho-Martínez, Andres Bustamante-Arias, Alejandro Rodriguez-Garcia 
 Tecnológico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Monterrey, México

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Garcia
Instituto de Oftalmologia y Ciencias Visuales, Centro Medico Zambrano Hellion, Av. Batallon de San Patricio No. 112. Col. Real de San Agustin, N.L. CP. 66278, Monterrey
México

The severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by coronavirus-2 can present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, mainly respiratory, but also with different neurologic symptoms. On the other hand, the Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a complication of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation presenting mainly in older patients, patients under stress, infection, or an immunocompromised state. We report a case of RHS in a young Mexican female patient who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in whom we believe that there is a strong possibility that VZV's unusual reactivation, presenting as RHS in a young patient, might have been a consequence of the immunological alterations induced by this coronavirus.


How to cite this article:
Alonzo-Correa CP, Camacho-Martínez E, Bustamante-Arias A, Rodriguez-Garcia A. Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a young COVID-19 patient.Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2021;3:33-33


How to cite this URL:
Alonzo-Correa CP, Camacho-Martínez E, Bustamante-Arias A, Rodriguez-Garcia A. Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a young COVID-19 patient. Pan Am J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 8 ];3:33-33
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