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Meniere's Disease

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A 55 year old female presents with tinnitus, dizziness and nlo progressive deafness, which of the following is not a DID: [AIIMS Nov 2009]



A Acoustic neuroma

B Endolymphatic hydrops

C Meningitis

D Histiocytosis 'X'

Ans. D Histiocytosis 'X' Ref. Current OtolaryngCilogy 2nd/ed p 616

Delayed Endolymphatic Hydrops

a. Hydropes sometimes develop in patients who have lost their hearing in one or both ears previously. The causes of hearing loss vary, from head injury, meningitis or any other etiology. Patient subsequently develops attacks of vertigo similar to that seen in Meniere's disease in a delayed fashion.

b. Histocytosis X belong to the group of disorders collectively termed inflammatory reticuloendotheliosis chracterizee by multiple osteolytic lesions involving skull, temporal bone, long bones, ribs, and vertebrae. There is generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and in severe cases involvement of the bone marrow. Involvement of temporal bone leads to features mimicking complicated like otorrhea, mastoiditis, facial palsy, and labyrinthitis.

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