How is Inner Ear Decompression Sickness related to decompression sickness?

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Inner Ear Decompression Sickness (IEDCS) is the name of a specific condition when gas bubbles affect the inner ear. Decompression sickness is the general term applied when gas bubbles in the blood and tissue affect the body. Decompression sickness often affects the lungs or nervous system. People who have IEDCS almost always have another form of decompression sickness as well.

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