Is allergy related to meniere's disease?

Catherine Banks*, Samuel McGinness, Richard Harvey, Raymond Sacks

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Abstract

Meniere's disease (MD) is characterized by episodic rotational vertigo, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, aural pressure, and tinnitus. The cause of MD is thought to be multifactorial, with anatomic and genetic contributions. Allergy is thought to be one of the possible extrinsic factors that, when combined with underlying intrinsic factors, may lead to MD. We review the epidemiologic associations of MD and allergy and review the recent literature on the association of allergy and MD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Allergy and Asthma Reports
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • Meniere’s disease
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • allergy
  • endolymphatic hydrops
  • vertigo
  • tinnitus
  • treatment

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