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

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Otologic examination reveals a bulging, erythematous tympanic membrane with loss of light reflex and landmarks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If perforation of the tympanic membrane occurs, serosanguinous or purulent discharge may be present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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

    Analyze the presentation and evolution of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children with cochlear implants (CI) and explore the merit of early intervention. Retrospective patient review. Tertiary referral hospital and cochlear implant programme. Children with a CI who developed CSOM. Tympanoplasty. Disease[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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