Is inner ear decompression sickness a sign of other illness?

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In most cases, people with inner ear decompression sickness (IEDCS) have another form of decompression sickness as well. General decompression sickness can affect the brain, spinal cord, and lungs. Both IEDCS and decompression sickness arise from the same source, namely the presence of gas bubbles. With IEDCS, gas bubbles collect in the inner ear whereas decompression sickness finds them in the blood or organs.

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