Labyrinthitis

Common Name(s)

Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthtis is an inner ear disorder characterized by inflammation or infection of the vestibular system. The vestibular system, housed inside the inner ear, is important for sensing head position and balancing the body. Hence, individuals with this disorder have problems with balancing, and may experience dizziness and tinnitus ("hearing a ringing sound"), and sometimes hearing loss. Doctors diagnose this disease through a thorough physical examination, balance testing, and examination of the ear. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the severity of the disease. Medications are available to alleviate some balance issues. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to fix inner ear problems.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Labyrinthitis" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Posttraumatic labyrinthitis ossificans with perilymphatic fistulization.
 

Author(s): Ayşe Aralaşmak, Elvan Dinçer, Gökhan Arslan, Can Cevikol, Kamil Karaali

Journal: Diagn Interv Radiol. 2009 Dec;15(4):239-41.

 

Labyrinthitis ossificans is fibrosis or ossification of the membranous labyrinth. Tympanogenic, meningogenic, and hematogenous etiologies are more common than trauma in the development of labyrinthitis ossificans. We present a case complaining of right-sided hearing loss and symptoms ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2009

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A case of tympanogenic labyrinthitis complicated by acute otitis media.
 

Author(s): Chul Ho Jang, See Young Park, Pa-Chun Wang

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2005 Feb;46(1):161-5.

 

Widespread use of antimicrobial drugs in the management of otitis media has significantly reduced the incidence of labyrinthitis nowadays. Cases of tympanogenic labyrinthitis following acute otitis media have rarely been reported in recent literature on otolaryngology. We report an ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2005

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Adoptive transfer of an autoimmunological labyrinthitis in the guinea pig; animal model for a sympathetic cochleolabyrinthitis.
 

Author(s): B Gloddek, M Rogowski, G Reiss, W Arnold

Journal: Clin. Exp. Immunol.. 1994 Jul;97(1):133-7.

 

Sensorineural hearing loss is a common problem in the otolaryngologist's practice, with autoimmune disease of the inner ear being one possible cause. The restoration of auditory function in some patients following immunosuppressive therapy has created a desire to define and understand ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 1994

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The terms "Labyrinthitis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Deafness due to haemorrhagic labyrinthitis and a review of relapses in Streptococcus suis meningitis.
 

Author(s): J H Tan, B I Yeh, C S R Seet

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2010 Feb;51(2):e30-3.

 

Deafness is a common and often permanent neurological sequel of Streptococcus (S.) suis meningitis. Suppurative labyrinthitis, rather than direct auditory nerve infection, has been found to be the site responsible for deafness. Neuroimaging is important to localise the site involved ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2010

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The Effects of Gevokizumab in Corticosteroid-resistant Subjects With Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013

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Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) in Individuals With Vertigo
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vertigo; Dizziness; Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; Labyrinthitis

 

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2012

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Game Based Vestibular Exercise for Home Rehabilitation
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Peripheral Vestibular Disorders; Dizziness

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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