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April 1980

Inner Ear Involvement in Behçet's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose and Throat Department (Dr Brama) and the Department of Medicine (Dr Fainaru), Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(4):215-217. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790280023004
Abstract

• Ten of 16 patients with Behçet's disease complained of hearing disturbances (62%), and six of them had vertigo (37%). Detailed audiologic and vestibular examinations revealed both cochlear and vestibular abnormalities in those patients. The labyrinth involvement may be ascribed to vasculitis, which is the basic pathologic lesion in Behçet's disease. This inner ear involvement is a late complication of this disease, appearing almost a decade after the initial manifestations.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:215-217, 1980)

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