Labyrinthitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Mark E Boston, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is labyrinthitis?

What causes labyrinthitis?

What is viral labyrinthitis?

What is bacterial labyrinthitis?

What is suppurative labyrinthitis?

What is serous labyrinthitis?

Which viruses cause labyrinthitis?

Which bacteria cause labyrinthitis?

What is autoimmune labyrinthitis?

What is the prevalence of labyrinthitis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of labyrinthitis?

What is the prognosis of labyrinthitis?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with labyrinthitis?

What is included in patient education about labyrinthitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of labyrinthitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of viral labyrinthitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of autoimmune labyrinthitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of labyrinthitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of viral labyrinthitis?

DDX

How is labyrinthitis differentiated from vestibular neuritis?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of labyrinthitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Labyrinthitis?

Workup

How is labyrinthitis diagnosed?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of labyrinthitis?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of labyrinthitis?

What is the role of audiography in the workup of labyrinthitis?

What is the role of vestibular testing in the workup of labyrinthitis?

Treatment

How is viral labyrinthitis treated?

How is bacterial labyrinthitis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of labyrinthitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with labyrinthitis?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of labyrinthitis?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of viral labyrinthitis?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of bacterial labyrinthitis?

What is the role of vestibular rehabilitation in the treatment of labyrinthitis?

When is a follow-up audiogram indicated in the treatment of labyrinthitis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of labyrinthitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Labyrinthitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals, Other are used in the treatment of Labyrinthitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antiemetics are used in the treatment of Labyrinthitis?

Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Labyrinthitis?