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13 Possible Causes for Loss of Light Reflex of the Tympanic Membrane, Rhinorrhea, Sinusitis

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    The combination of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sore throat, cough, and malaise is the symptomatic profile that constitutes an uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infection[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] 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]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    Sinusitis in Children Posted by • September 21st, 2012 Acute bacterial sinusitis is diagnosed in children with persistent rhinorrhea and cough, severe symptoms, or worsening[blogs.nejm.org] 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] OBJECTIVE: Differentiating acute bacterial sinusitis from viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is challenging; 20% to 40% of children diagnosed with acute sinusitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Common Cold

    ., cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea).[aafp.org] 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]

  • Acute Coryza

    ., cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea).[aafp.org] 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

    Nasopharyngeal cancer can present with nasal obstruction, epistaxis, purulent rhinorrhea, headache, ear pain, serous otitis media , cervical lymphadenopathy, and cranial nerve[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]

  • Otitis Media

    Proneness to rhinorrhea and exposure to passive smoking at home was associated with an increased risk of AOM, while prolonged breast-feeding ( 6 months) seemed to reduce it[doi.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 Suppurative Otitis Media

    As a result, it is common to see children with persistent rhinorrhea and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URI).[journals.plos.org] Frontal Sinusitis 3 3.0 2 2.0 15.[jemds.com] 1) Tubotympanic type A) Medical: Local Aural toilet Antibiotic ear drops Chemical cautery for small perforations Systemic Antibiotics Decongestant in case of sinusitis.[specialist-ent.com]

  • Bacterial Otitis Media

    Strategies for Preventing Recurrent Otitis Media Check for undiagnosed allergies leading to chronic rhinorrhea Eliminate bottle propping and pacifiers 34 Eliminate exposure[aafp.org] Chronic sinusitis is caused by the same organisms associated with acute sinusitis.[enotes.tripod.com] 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]

  • Chronic Serous Otitis Media

    Strategies for Preventing Recurrent Otitis Media Check for undiagnosed allergies leading to chronic rhinorrhea Eliminate bottle propping and pacifiers 34 Eliminate exposure[aafp.org] 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] 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]

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