Bacterial Meningitis and Hearing Loss in the Aged
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This paper addresses bacterial meningitis in aged patients in terms of what it tells us of sensorineural deafness. According to the paper, inner ear damage in meningitis affects the eigth cranial nerve, particular cells and may affect the brain's hearing center as well. The paper concludes by suggesting this may be the result of meningitis's high sustained fever and pressure created by inflammation of the meningal lining.
From the Paper:"Bacterial (spinal) meningitis has received much recent attention as a disease of childhood responsible for a percentage of juvenile deafness due to varying damage inflicted on the 8th cranial nerve or the cochla. The disease's inflammation of the meninges as typically features a high, sustained fever can also produce blindness and a list of emotional and neurological effects. Bacterial meningitis tends to be discussed as a pediatric disease..."
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