Quiz: Herpes Zoster Oticus
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Herpes zoster oticus is herpes zoster virus infection of the clusters of nerve cells (ganglia) that control the nerves responsible for hearing and balance (8th cranial nerve) and for facial movement (7th cranial nerve). Which of the following is not a common symptom of this condition?

  • A.

    Fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) on the outside of the ear and in the ear canal

  • B.

    Headache, confusion, or stiff neck

  • C.

    Hearing loss, which may be permanent or may resolve partially or completely

  • D.

    Severe ear pain

Am I correct?