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Letters to the Editor
June 2000

Mal de Debarquement—Reply

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(6):805-806. doi:

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My colleagues and I appreciate the comments of Gordon and coworkers. They made several interesting points:

They suggested that the link between MDD and motion exposure might be "merely coincidental." We agree that this is possible, but we think that it is highly unlikely that a homogeneous group of middle-aged women should develop these symptoms merely by coincidence. They suggested that there was a lack of a "meticulous neuro-otological examination." While this was the case for some of these patients, examination was simply not possible in all given the survey design of our study.

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