IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3313.2017

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Case Report
Sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome as a cause of autoimmune hearing loss
J.H. Check1, 2, *
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1 Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA
2 Cooper Institute for Reproductive and Hormonal Disorders, P.C., Mt. Laurel, NJ, USA
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(1), 133–134;
Published: 10 February 2017

Purpose: To describe another previous unreported manifestation of the sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome – autoimmune hearing loss. Materials and Methods: Dextroamphetamine sulfate 30 mg extended release capsules was given to a woman to try to help her conceive since, with her pelvic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and diarrhea, it was thought that an inflammatory condition related to permeation of unwanted chemicals into endometrial tissue related to the sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome could be inhibiting her failure from conceiving despite three cycles of embryo transfer. Results: Not only did the symptoms mentioned above disappear, but she also noted marked improvement of hearing loss that had been present for several years. The improvement in hearing was documented by audiology tests and had not responded to many months of 15 mg/day prednisone. Conclusions: Autoimmune hearing loss (diagnosis established by her ear nose and throat specialist) should be added to the long list of manifestation of the sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome.
Autoimmune hearing loss
Autoimmune inner ear disease
Sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome
Pelvic pain
Chronic fatigue
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