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14 Possible Causes for Loss of Light Reflex of the Tympanic Membrane, Nasal Discharge, Sinusitis

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Profuse nasal discharge is more characteristic of viral infections than bacterial infections.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] data suggest that previous history of acute sinusitis influences the composition of the NP microbiota, characterized by a depletion in relative abundance of specific taxa[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Otologic examination reveals a bulging, erythematous tympanic membrane with loss of light reflex and landmarks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Common Cold

    The nasal discharge is the first warning that one has caught a cold.[britannica.com] Wikidata Jump to navigation Jump to search common viral infection of upper respiratory tract nasopharyngitis rhinopharyngitis acute coryza cold head cold acute rhinitis rhino-sinusitis[wikidata.org] Otologic examination reveals a bulging, erythematous tympanic membrane with loss of light reflex and landmarks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    The absence of green nasal discharge, the absence of disturbed sleep and mild symptoms were associated with a diagnosis of URI.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] Viral rhinosinusitis is also characterized by nasal discharge with mucopurulent secretion that does not improve with decongestants or antihistamines administration.[symptoma.com]

  • Acute Coryza

    It is characterized by chills, headaches, mucopurulent nasal discharge, coughing, and facial pain.[icd9data.com] Newer classifications of sinusitis refer to it as rhinosinusitis, taking into account the thought that inflammation of the sinuses cannot occur without some inflammation of[nasodren.com] Otologic examination reveals a bulging, erythematous tympanic membrane with loss of light reflex and landmarks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Otitis Media

    Patient Presentation A 9-month-old male came to clinic after 2 days of clear rhinorrhea. He woke in the night crying and was difficult to console.[pediatriceducation.org] Acute sinusitis was managed in 0.9% of encounters. Antibiotics were prescribed in 71.2% of cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au]

  • Serous Otitis Media

    Cysts of the nasopharynx may be asymptomatic, but if one enlarges or becomes inflamed, the patient may experience nasal obstruction, headaches, postnasal discharge with a[acronymfinder.com] sinuses, we investigated the potential role of fungi in acute otitis media and serous otitis media using culture and polymerase chain reaction techniques.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

    This will drive the nasal discharge into the middle ear via the Eustachian tube and start a ear discharge.[entspeciality.com] Frontal Sinusitis 3 3.0 2 2.0 15.[jemds.com] discharge, there is evidence to suggest that cleansing practices alone will not cure CSOM.[mja.com.au]

  • Malignant Otitis Media

    Deep post-nasal biopsies were taken by skull base surgeons, histologically these showed granulation tissue. She was discharged on a further course of oral Ciprofloxacin.[academic.oup.com] D. (1999) A focus on acute sinusitis in adults: changes in disease management. Am. J. Med . 106 , S38 - S52.[link.springer.com] الصفحة 162 - VA et al: Parasitic sinusitis and otitis in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: Report of five cases and review.[books.google.com]

  • Otitis Media

    discharge Diagnosis & Tests Diagnosis is confirmed through a visual exam of the ear.[texaschildrens.org] The patient was a 32-year-old woman with bronchial asthma and chronic sinusitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] with Effusion "glue ear" Middle ear effusion Loss of TM landmarks, particularly the malleus, and light reflex on otoscopic examination.[rch.org.au]

  • Chronic Serous Otitis Media

    Symptoms  Associated Symptoms Nasal Blockage Nasal Discharge Pain Throat Fever 16.[slideshare.net] Acute otitis media (AOM) is often the main precipitating event in young children, whereas an infection of paranasal sinuses seems to be the main risk factor for the development[symptoma.com] 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]

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