Facial Nerve Anatomy
Your trigeminal nerve can also be injured -- perhaps by surgery, an accident, or a stroke. Besides the skin, other organs, such as the liver or brain , may also be affected causing hepatitis or encephalitis   respectively , making the condition potentially lethal. Rubella virus Rubella Congenital rubella syndrome Alphavirus infection Chikungunya fever. Prompt treatment of Ramsay Hunt syndrome can reduce your risk of complications, which can include permanent facial muscle weakness and deafness. When shingles occurs in nerves associated with the ear, it is called herpes zoster oticus and can lead to hearing loss and loss of facial muscle control. It typically also causes varying degrees of one-sided facial paralysis and hearing loss.
Shingles | American Academy of Dermatology
The average distance between the point where the nerves exit the brainstem and the place where they enter into the internal acoustic meatus internal auditory canal [IAC] is approximately Brainstem to internal acoustic meatus or canal IAC. In historical shingles studies, shingles incidence generally increased with age. The immune system eventually eliminates the virus from most locations, but it remains dormant or latent in the ganglia adjacent to the spinal cord called the dorsal root ganglion or the trigeminal ganglion in the base of the skull. An imaging test such as an MRI can show if a tumor or multiple sclerosis is an underlying cause of your problem.
Shingles on the Face: Symptoms, Treatments, and More
Description: The rash soon turns into groups of clear blisters. Superiorly, the SMAS ends at the level of the zygoma because of attachments of the fascial layers to the zygomatic arch. Over time, your medication may help you less and less. The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. Expert opinion on biological therapy.