Justin Bieber and the disease, what is Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Singer cancels 2023 world tour, worried fans

Justin Bieber, 29, cancels all concerts on his 2023 world tour. The singer’s decision alarms fans, worried about the conditions of the artist suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The disease had already forced Bieber to stop last year.

What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome? What are the symptoms and causes? The formula, which recalls the name of an early 20th century American neurologist, refers to a complex of neurological conditions and in particular to the presence of a viral infection of the facial nerves which can also affect hearing. This specific aspect of the disease, identified as Herpes Zoster Oticus, can cause otalgia and skin rashes in terms of effects and symptoms. The patient can also present facial paralysis and experience a reduction or even loss of hearing. Inflammation of the nerves can be associated with episodes of dizziness, tinnitus, loss of taste.

At the origin of the pathology is the exacerbation of the varicella-zoster virus, able to remain in the body even years after the full-blown infection. The decline in an individual’s immune defenses can favor the reactivation of the virus that can cause shingles.

To counteract the effects of the disease, as recalled by the Irccs Humanitas, antiviral drugs and corticosteroids are used. The former fight the virus, the latter the inflammation of the nerve. Vaccination against the varicella-zoster virus is now part of the vaccinations administered in childhood. Vaccination is recommended that patients who are over 50 years old.