Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 451–456

Allergy and Ménière’s disease

Article

Abstract

Ménière’s disease (MD), which by definition is idiopathic, has been ascribed to various causes, including both inhalant and food allergies. Patients with MD report higher rates of allergy history and positive skin or in vitro tests compared to a control group of patients with other otologic diseases and to the general public. Recent immunologic studies have shown higher rates of circulating immune complexes, CD4, and other immunologic components in patients with MD compared to normal controls. Published treatment results have shown benefit from immunotherapy and/or dietary restriction for symptoms of MD in patients with both allergy and MD.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Studies DepartmentHouse Ear InstituteLos AngelesUSA

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