The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Seasonality in Vestibular Disorders Marcia

Author(s): Marcia M.C. Bilecki, George E.C. Bernarde, Raquel Mezzalira, Joao Eduardo Maestri, Juliana M. Cardoso, and Fernanda G. Avila

Our objective in this study was to evaluate a causal relationship between vestibular pathological findings and climatic variations during the year (summer, autumn, winter, and spring). The study was conducted in a Brazilian clinic located in a tropical climate and having well-defined wmm and cold weather. For this retrospective study, our outpatients were the subjects, and the diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical (ear, nose, and throat) and electronystagmographic evaluation. Data were collected, matched with the year's seasons, and analyzed for significance statistics. We found no significant differences among the illnesses in relation to the climatic seasons. We concluded that a correlation did not exist between annual seasons and vestibular disorders in our environment.

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