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Superficial siderosis--a cause of audiovestibular failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8816109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral vestibular end organ failure in adult life is a rare condition with some specific known causes, such as relapsing polychondritis, autoimmune inner ear disease, Lues venerium, and an acute effect of gentamicin. This case report draws attention to a rare condition that is potentially recognizable early in its development. The patient has superficial siderosis, which is iron deposits over the cerebrum, resulting in progressive neurologic failure involving all of the systems. Early in its course before other symptoms appear, there is development of progressive hearing loss and vestibular failure. This case report and literature review are given, including a potential for attempts at therapy if the disorder is recognized early.
N S Longridge; S Hashimoto; T R Marotta; M Mezei
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0381-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-18     Completed Date:  1996-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610513     Medline TA:  J Otolaryngol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Otolaryngology, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Hearing Loss, Bilateral / etiology*
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Siderosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Vestibular Diseases / etiology*

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