Autoimmune inner ear disease

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What is autoimmune inner ear disease?

Autoimmune inner ear disease is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks cells in the inner ear that are mistaken for a virus or bacteria.

Common symptoms reported by people with autoimmune inner ear disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autoimmune inner ear disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with autoimmune inner ear disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autoimmune inner ear disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune inner ear disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic diarrhea hair loss 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune inner ear disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anger migraine headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autoimmune inner ear disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has autoimmune inner ear disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 4
50s 6
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 15

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from autoimmune inner ear disease patients who have completed their condition history
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