- Justin Bieber recently cancelled his world tour because he was diagnosed with a scary neurological disorder, the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
- The syndrome was first discovered in 1907 by a neurologist of the same name and its symptoms differ from patient to patient
- Most people with RHS reportedly become paralysed on one side of the face and their facial muscles may also become weak or stiff, preventing them from even smiling
Canadian Popstar Justin Bieber is still recuperating after being diagnosed with a rare condition identified as the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS).
The rare condition the singer was diagnosed with, RHS was reportedly discovered back in 1907 by a neurologist named Ramsay Hunt.
It's an unusual neurological disorder that can paralyse the facial nerve. It can also cause a painful rash around the ear or mouth, according to those in the know.
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AFP reports that RHS' symptoms differ from person to person adding that most people with the condition become paralysed on one side of the face and develop an ear rash which can cause severe discomfort or pain.
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Facial muscles may also become weak or stiff. Sometimes it prevents sufferers from smiling, according to the US National Organisation for Rare Disorders (NORD).
The outlet further reported that the disorder is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
The virus also causes chickenpox in kids and shingles in grown-ups. Sometimes the virus remains asleep for decades in a person who has had chickenpox as a kid.
"When it is reactivated, the carrier develops shingles and in some cases RHS," said doctors who spoke to AFP.
In an article shared by eNCA online, the publication reports that RHS is generally treated by antiviral drugs such as acyclovir and famciclovir.
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Justin Bieber's wife gives singer's health update
In a separate report, Legit.ng earlier reported the Baby hitmaker's wife Hailey opened up about the musician's recovery.
The 25-year-old model also shared that their health scares have brought them closer as they figure out how to deal with their issues.
She thanked their fans and friends for their love and support and for always sending them recommendations and sweet uplifting messages.