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Herpes Zoster Oticus

"Herpes Zoster Oticus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A syndrome characterized by facial palsy in association with a herpetic eruption of the external auditory meatus. This may occasionally be associated with tinnitus, vertigo, deafness, severe otalgia, and inflammation of the pinna. The condition is caused by reactivation of a latent HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN infection which causes inflammation of the facial and vestibular nerves, and may occasionally involve additional cranial nerves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p757)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Herpes Zoster Oticus" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Herpes Zoster Oticus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1994
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.