Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear. Depending on the ways of penetration of microorganisms or toxins in the inner ear distinguish tympanogenic (from the middle ear), Minerageny (meninges - with meningitis) and hematogenous labyrinthitis. On the distribution process is limited and a diffuse form. The nature of the inflammatory process - serous and purulent labyrinthitis. Typical complaints - vertigo (a sensation of rotation of objects), nausea, vomiting (often with a change of position of the head), noise in the ears, impaired balance. In the diffuse purulent labyrinthitis these phenomena is expressed more sharply than in serous. There is a complete loss of vestibular and auditory functions affected ear. When serous labyrinthitis - irritation or oppression vestibular function of affected ear, lowering hearing different degrees.
Characteristic is the spontaneous nystagmus (see). Functional disorders (finger-nasal probe, fall or tingling) occur in the direction of the slow component of nystagmus.
With limited labyrinthitis characteristic symptoms appear periodically, pristupoobrazna. Notes and the so-called pistolry symptom (see Vestibulometry). When it appears nystagmus, dizziness. Patient labyrinthitis must be urgently hospitalized, providing maximum peace during transport.