Causes of Labyrinthitis

In this article, we will discuss various Causes of Labyrinthitis. So, let’s get started.

Labyrinthitis is the inflammation of the inner ear or the nerve connecting the inner ear to the brain. Infection especially viral is the most common cause of Labyrinthitis. Common symptoms include vertigo, dizziness, and difficulty with balance, vision or hearing. Other causes are discussed below;

Causes

  • Infection (viral, bacterial or fungal)
  • Secondary to acute otitis media or chronic otitis media
  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilitic otitis media
  • Secondary to meningitis
  • Vascular causes (thrombosis, embolism, etc)
  • Acoustic neuroma of the internal auditory meatus
  • Ototoxic drugs (like streptomycin)
  • Meniere’s syndrome/disease
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