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12 Possible Causes for Loss of Light Reflex of the Tympanic Membrane

  • Otitis Media

    […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au] membrane (i.e. redness, bulging, loss of light reflex), the presence of acute middle-ear effusion (as shown by otoscopy or tympanometry), and the presence of at least two[bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com] Normal Tympanic Membrane Pink Tympanic Membrane, often seen with fever or upper respiratory tract infections Bulging and erythematous Tympanic Membrane in AOM Otitis Media[rch.org.au]

  • Acute Otitis Media

    […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au] membrane (i.e. redness, bulging, loss of light reflex), the presence of acute middle-ear effusion (as shown by otoscopy or tympanometry), and the presence of at least two[bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com] Normal Tympanic Membrane Pink Tympanic Membrane, often seen with fever or upper respiratory tract infections Bulging and erythematous Tympanic Membrane in AOM Otitis Media[rch.org.au]

  • Malignant Otitis Media

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  • Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

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  • Serous Otitis Media

    Signs on examination: 1) Tympanic membrane is often dull with loss of light reflex 2) Tympanic membrane may appear bulging with air bubbles 3) Mobility of tympanic membrane[specialist-ent.com] […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au] Symptomatic of serous otitis media: 1) Hearing loss: It is insidious in onset and may be diagnosed by audiometry. 2) Earache: This is due to stretching of the tympanic membrane[specialist-ent.com]

  • Chronic Serous Otitis Media

    Signs on examination: 1) Tympanic membrane is often dull with loss of light reflex 2) Tympanic membrane may appear bulging with air bubbles 3) Mobility of tympanic membrane[specialist-ent.com] […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au] Symptomatic of serous otitis media: 1) Hearing loss: It is insidious in onset and may be diagnosed by audiometry. 2) Earache: This is due to stretching of the tympanic membrane[specialist-ent.com]

  • Parainfluenza Virus

    Note bulging tympanic membrane and loss of light reflex. (Reproduced with permission Tintinalli JE et al.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] On examination, the tympanic membrane is erythematous ( Figure 75–1A and B ) with a loss of the light reflex and decreased mobility.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] In some cases, the tympanic membrane may bulge and then rupture. FIGURE 75–1 A: Normal tympanic membrane in 6-year-old child. B: Otitis media in 3-year-old child.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

  • Bacterial Otitis Media

    Loss of light reflex Late findings Cartwheel TM Red bulging TM with loss of landmarks Yellow spot on TM ( antero-inferior quadrant of pars tensa) which indicates site of[amboss.com] […] of light reflex Evaluation and Diagnosis Pneumatic otoscopy for visualization of the TM and also important in assessing mobility of the TM Distinction between acute otitis[medbullets.com] […] in the affected ear Fever Tender mastoid in late stages References: [1] [2] Diagnostics Otoscopy : tympanic membrane (TM) evaluation Early findings Retracted and hypomobile[amboss.com]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    Loss of light reflex 80% of cases resolve spontaneously. Antibioitcs reduce the duration of pain, but do not reduce the risk of perforation. Amoxicillin is recommended.[almostadoctor.co.uk] All children with a fever should have tympanic membrane examined with otoscope. Rarely, the tympanic membrane may perforate.[almostadoctor.co.uk] Bacterial causes are usually haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhais. fever ear pain child may tug at affected ear otoscopic findings: red, inflamed tympanic membrane[almostadoctor.co.uk]

  • Suppurative Labyrinthitis

    […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au] Normal Tympanic Membrane Pink Tympanic Membrane, often seen with fever or upper respiratory tract infections Bulging and erythematous Tympanic Membrane in AOM Otitis Media[rch.org.au] The TM may be bulging, have an air-fluid level behind the tympanic membrane or perforation of the tympanic membrane with otorrhoea.[rch.org.au]

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