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What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome? Justin Bieber&x27s condition is rare and often misdiagnosed

12/06/2022 17:19 35

A rare neurological disorder that causes facial paralysis is in the spotlight after singer Justin Bieber revealed he cannot blink or smile. The 28-year-old has postponed his world tour and told fans in an Instagram video he was being treated for Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a complication of shingles. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re […]

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

12/06/2022 17:09 34

Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc Associate Professor, Center of Excellence in Stroke, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Thailand Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, Royal College of Physicians of ThailandDisclosure: Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Boehringer […]

Bookshelf

12/06/2022 15:13 35

Pathophysiology Initial infection with the varicella-zoster virus causes a disseminated vesicular rash with fever, known as chickenpox. During the acute phase of this infection, the virus is spread by respiratory droplets. After the viremia and exanthem have resolved, the virus can remain dormant in cranial nerves and dorsal root ganglia. During times of physiological stress […]

What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome, the condition Justin Bieber says has given him facial paralysis?

12/06/2022 07:35 106

Justin Bieber cancelled several concerts due to “sickness” this week, including two in Toronto, and said today on Instagram he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a virus that has left the right side of his face temporarily paralyzed. Here’s what we know about the Stratford, Ont.-raised pop singer’s condition, prognosis, and the syndrome. […]

Ramsay Hunt syndrome

12/06/2022 06:17 86

Overview Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful shingles rash, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After […]

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Treatments and Medications

12/06/2022 04:27 44

Medically reviewed by Gerardo Sison, Pharm.D. Last Updated: 12/23/2020 Experiencing a painful shingles rash and facial paralysis can be extremely difficult to deal with both physically and emotionally. These are just some of the symptoms of the neurological disorder called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Understanding what Ramsay Hunt syndrome is and how to treat it both […]

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Treatment

12/06/2022 02:51 44

Ramsay Hunt syndrome affects the facial nerve. It occurs when shingles damage the facial nerve, leading to facial paralysis. Ramsay Hunt syndrome may also cause hearing loss in the affected ear. Many Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment options are available. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of The Facial Paralysis Institute, people dealing with […]

YouTube &039reviewing&039 video of Ukraine war prisoner Aiden Aslin amid claim it breaks Geneva Convention

22/04/2022 04:39 55

YouTube is investigating a video of a British man captured by Russian armed forces after a lawmaker raised the issue in the UK’s parliament on Wednesday, calling it a “flagrant breach of the Geneva Conventions”. Aiden Aslin, who has lived in Ukraine since 2018, was part of a unit of Ukrainian Marines fighting in the […]

Is it safe to travel to eastern Europe right now? We asked the experts

18/04/2022 08:09 50

As the Russia-Ukraine war approaches a grim one-month milestone, people are continuing to feel uncertain about travelling to neighbouring countries. But are these concerns justified? Hours after the invasion, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned airlines against flying over Ukraine, Moldova and parts of Belarus and Russia. Over the following days, airspace bans and […]

Ukrainians are scrubbing open-source maps to keep intel from Russias army

13/04/2022 23:07 39

Andrey first entered the world of mapping in 2009. He bought a GPS device off his friend and embarked on an effort to correct the mislabeled areas around his hometown of Dnipro, Ukraine. Eventually, he stumbled on OpenStreetMap (OSM), a widely crowdsourced mapping platform that underpins the products and services from the likes of Amazon, […]

Ukrainian zoo says monkeys and big cats among nearly 100 animals killed since invasion

13/04/2022 18:48 66

A rescue effort has been taking place at a Ukrainian zoo amid a bombardment by Russian forces (Picture: Feldman Ecopark/Facebook/@FeldmanEcopark) A shattered zoo in Ukraine has said almost 100 animals have been ‘murdered’ by Russian forces as it tries to evacuate the remaining creatures to safety. Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv has come under heavy shelling […]

European studies blog

13/04/2022 18:45 53

In 1914, when the First World War broke out, the Ukrainian lands were split between the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. Ukrainian soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict; 4,500,000 Ukrainians fought in the Russian armies and 250,000-300,000 in the Austro-Hungarian armies. In August 1914, while the global conflict was beginning to take shape, a […]