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Labyrinthitis

Summary of Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis, also known as otitis interna, and vestibular neuritis, is inflammation of the inner ear. It results in vertigo and also possible hearing loss or ringing in the ears. It can occur as a single attack, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition that diminishes over three to six weeks. It may be associated with nausea, vomiting. Vestibular neuritis may also be associated with eye nystagmus.

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Inflammation of the inner ear is called , and when this causes unilateral hearing dysfunction, the diagnosis becomes labyrinthitis.

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A 22-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of complaints of vertigo, nausea, and tinnitus that has persisted for two days. Medical history includes a recent infection with Herpes Simplex type 1 (HSV-1) virus that was treated with acyclovir topical cream. Physical examination reveals mild hearing loss and a positive Dix-Hallpike maneuver. 
Based on the patient's history and symptoms, which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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