Answer: Herpes Zoster Oticus, popularly known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a major otologic complication of Varicella-Zoster Virus reactivation. It may cause hearing loss. It is a triad of
- ipsilateral facial paralysis
- ear pain, and
- vesicles in the auditory canal and auricle
Coulson S, Croxson GR, Adams R, Oey V. Prognostic factors in herpes zoster oticus (ramsay hunt syndrome). Otol Neurotol 2011; 32:1025.