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Intern Med J. 2005 Aug;35(8):488-9.

Hypothesis: could Meniere's disease be a channelopathy?

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Neuroscience Department, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.


Meniere's disease is a clinical syndrome of uncertain aetiology but it is a widespread belief that it is related to endolymphatic hydrops. Clinically, it is a paroxysmal disorder with vertigo and subsequent deafness. It is responsive to acetazolamide and sensitive to the sodium content in the diet, many of the features of the channelopathies. The present paper explores the possibility that it may be related to a channelopathy.

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