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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1997 Dec;30(6):1007-16.

The role of allergy in Meniere's disease.

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House Ear Clinic and Institute, Los Angeles, California 90057, USA.


There is considerable clinical and immunologic evidence for a probable role of allergy in the production of the symptoms of Meniere's disease. The endolymphatic sac is the seat of immune reactivity in the inner ear. Inhalant and food allergies have been linked with symptoms of Meniere's disease, and many of the clinical characteristics of Meniere's disease suggest an underlying autoimmune etiology. A significant percentage of patients with Meniere's disease and allergy show improvement in their symptoms of tinnitus and vertigo when receiving specific allergy therapy.

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