Disease Information for Menieres disease: Definition

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  • A disease of the inner ear characterized by attacks of prostrating vertigo, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss often accompanied by fullness in the affected ear; ENDOLYMPHATIC HYDROPS (swelling of the endolymph-containing structures) is the main pathologic finding; a variant which causes hearing loss and tinnitus without vertigo is called Lermoyez"s syndrome-----[NORD 2005]------------------------------Ménière"s disease; Ménière"s syndrome; Morbus apoplectiformis, auditory vertigo, aural vertigo, benign recurrent vertigo syndrome, cochlear hydrops, endolymphatic hydrops, labyrinthine syndrome, labyrinthine hydrops, labyrinthine vertigo syndrome, oticodynia, recurrent labyrinthine vertigo, recurrent vertigo syndrome, vestibular neuronitis, vestibularis syndrome; Aural or auditory vertigo; A condition characterised by recurrent and generally progressive group of symptoms that includes sensorineural hearing loss, dizziness frequently accompanied by nausea and vomiting, ringing in the ears, a sensation of fullness or pressure in the ears, and sometimes nystagmus; It is associated with distension of the endolymphatic system and degenerative changes of the sensory elements of the internal ear; It occurs principally between the ages of 40 and 60 years, but younger age groups may also be affected, and is more common in males; In general the prognosis is good; Attacks are never fatal; Due to dysfunction of the endolymphatic system of the inner ear; Most cases are sporadic but a severe form which is associated with migraine is familial--------[whonamedit_com]--------

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