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J Otolaryngol. 1990 Jun;19(3):222-5.

Recurrent meningitis secondary to perilymph fistula in young children.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.


All young children treated for meningitis should have post-treatment evoked potential audiometry. If neurosensory hearing loss is identified, the clinician should be alerted to the possibility of a perilymph fistula as the cause of the meningitis. Radiology of the inner ear and possibly exploratory tympanotomy may be necessary to rule out a perilymph fistula. Two young children with meningitis secondary to perilymph fistula are presented to illustrate the problems of diagnosis and management.

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