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Electronystagmography in congenital and acquired syphilitic otitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7469293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study is an analysis of the electronystagmogram (ENG) changes in 17 patients with luetic vestibular disease with early and late acquired syphilis and congenital syphilis. Vestibular disturbances occurred in 80% of patients with luetic otitis. Among these patients the ENG gives signs of peripheral rather than central vestibular injury, and reduced vestibular response to caloric stimulation is the most common finding. Congenital syphilis patients have the greatest dysfunction, both in degree of ENG changes and incidence of bilaterality. We found no correlation between FTA-ABS levels and the amount of hearing impairment or vestibular injury. Treatment with penicillin and steroids had a beneficial subjective effect upon the symptoms of vertigo in over half the patients.
Authors:
W R Wilson; M Zoller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:    1981 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Caloric Tests
Electronystagmography
Female
Humans
Labyrinth Diseases / physiopathology*
Labyrinthitis / etiology,  physiopathology*
Male
Middle Aged
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Steroids / therapeutic use
Syphilis / complications*,  drug therapy
Syphilis Serodiagnosis
Syphilis, Congenital
Vertigo / etiology,  physiopathology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 0/Steroids

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