Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Disorder affecting Justin Bieber
Rare neurological disorder
What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) which has forced singer Justin Bieber to cancel his world tour? RHS is a rare neurological disorder that can inflame and then paralyse the facial nerve and cause a painful rash around the ear or mouth.
Paralysed on one side of face
RHS is named after the neurologist who discovered it in 1907. Symptoms vary from person to person but can cause severe discomfort or pain. Most sufferers become paralysed on one side of the face and develop a characteristic ear rash.
Affects smile, slurs speech
The affected facial muscles may become weak or stiff, preventing the patient from smiling, frowning or shutting the eye on that side of the face. Speech may become slurred in some cases. Blisters can spread to the mouth area. Hearing loss or ringing in the ear could be other symptoms.
Virus which causes chickenpox
The virus which causes RHS is the varicella zoster, which also causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. A person who has had chickenpox as a child can carry the virus in a dormant form for decades. When the virus gets reactivated – for unknown reasons – the person develops shingles, and in some cases RHS.
How it’s treated
RHS is generally treated with antiviral drugs such as acyclovir and famciclovir. Corticosteroids like prednisone are also provided. Physiotherapy, if started on time, enables a full recovery. But about a third affected experience after-effects.
These Songs Made It
It makes the Latin artist the first to be on the top. Justin Bieber’s and The Kid Laroi’s “Stay: was Apple music’s top song for that time. Spotify, Apple Music, Billboard, and other music giants said Cardi B’s “Up,” BTS’ “Dynamite,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license,” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” were the top songs. We expect “As it Was” by Harry Styles to dominate 2022’s charts as it has already spent more time on top than any other song.
- According to Spotify, Apple Music, Billboard, and other music giants, which were the top songs?
Spotify, Apple Music, Billboard, and other music giants said Cardi B’s “Up,” BTS’ “Dynamite,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license,” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” were the top songs.
- Which song will top the spot, according to many?
We expect “As it Was” by Harry Styles to dominate 2022’s charts as it has already spent more time on top than any other song.
- Which is the top artist according to Pandora and Apple Music?
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