All of the following are true for Ramsay hunt syndrome except -
- It has viral etiology
- Involves VIIth nerve
- May involve VIIIth nerve
- Results of spontaneous recovery are excellent
- The prognosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome is worse than Bells palsy. Persistent weakness is observed in 30-50% of patients and only 10% recover completely after complete loss of function without treatment.
- Treatment recommended is prednisone (steroid) combined with acyclvir.