Rash, Facial Palsy, and Ear Pain

Rash, Facial Palsy, and Ear Pain

A 65-year-old woman presents with a rash that appeared simultaneously with the onset of ipsilateral facial palsy. She reports severe ear pain in the affected ear, along with hearing loss. Physical examination reveals grouped bullae and vesicles on an erythematous base ipsilaterally involving the auricle, external ear canal, and tympanic membrane, as well as the mouth and anterior two-thirds of the tongue. View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be.

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Eye Redness, Pain, and Light Sensitivity

Eye Redness, Pain, and Light Sensitivity

A 30-year-old woman presents with a red eye, associated with eye pain, light sensitivity, and slightly decreased vision, which started 4 days earlier. She was previously treated with tobramycin, but she has not noticed any change in the condition of her eye. Examination shows an injected conjunctiva and a hypopyon. On further examination with a slit lamp, inflammatory cells are evident in the anterior chamber. View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your …

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