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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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MAGALHAES, Gustavo J.  and  PACHECO, Gustavo G.. Ménière's disease in children. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2004, vol.70, n.3, pp.405-408. ISSN 0034-7299.

The Ménière's Disease was described at first time by Prosper Ménière in XIX century and nowadays continues without explications for the etiology and fisiopatology. The disease has four symptoms that are correspond to: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss and aural fullness. The ages that this disease is most frequent are the third and the five decades of live and the occurrence in children is rare. This article want to show to the otorhinolaryngologists the existence of the Ménière's disease in child and the conduction of the case. In this case report a child with 11 years old presented as initial manifestation a facial edema and several cocleo-vestibular symptoms that was studied and confirm the diagnosis of Ménière's Disease. The treatment with labirintic depressive drugs promotes a good response.

Keywords : vertigo; Ménière's disease; treatment.

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