Nursing about the Hunt syndrome

  1. How do you nurse the patient who is ill with the Hunt syndrome ?
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  3. by   willie2001
    ??? Are you asking about Huntington's disease?
  4. by   Franca
    a-rose,

    I entered the keywords: Hunt syndrome in the search field at www.google.com (Google.com is a search engine) and found two types of "Hunt syndrome."

    1. "Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a disorder occurring when herpes zoster lesions affect the nerves of the ear causing facial paralysis and a rash either in the ear, tongue or hard palate." (found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/001647.htm , from the Google.com search.)

    2. Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: "Painful ophthalmoplegia (paralysis of the muscles that move the eyes) resulting from an indolent granuloma (inflammatory lesion) of the anterior cavernous sinus, superior orbital fissure, and orbital apex." (found at http://uscneurosurgery.com/glossary/...20syndrome.htm , from the Google.com search.)

    The Web site references from the Google search [ http://www.google.com/search?as_q=hu...arch=&safe=off ] might help you a little with your question; but, tell the nurses here which Hunt syndrome you are asking about and they'll help. Or, let them know if the disease is Huntington's. Allnurses.com has a very helpful community of nurses. (I'm a nurse wannabe--I'd like to help you, but I can't. However, I'd like to learn from the responses.)


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