MRI Reveals Vasculitis-Caused Otitis Media in a Patient with GCA

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Lukee, May 25, 2021.

    1. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Hi all,

      I wanted to post this study because early on I felt like many of my symptoms mimicked Giant-Cell Arteritis (GCA). I have also said that I feel as if my many other ear symptoms (fullness, tightness, feeling of fluid in ears, hyperacusis and sensitivity) seems to stem from TMJD that happened after I got tinnitus. I find it very interesting that GCA can in fact cause tinnitus as well as jaw claudication. For many people without a clear cause for their tinnitus and other symptoms, it's possible that we are missing the diagnosis of GCA.

      Generally, it seems that GCA includes hearing loss but this is not always the case. I guess it's one more condition to keep in mind when conducting differential diagnosis.
       
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