How do other illnesses affect vestibular neuronitis?

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Because most doctors agree that vestibular neuronitis is caused by a virus, illnesses that affect the body's ability to fight off viruses make getting the disorder easier. One of these illnesses is AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is caused by the HIV virus. AIDS makes it difficult for individuals to fight off illness and infection, so contracting vestibular neuronitis is easier when you have this disease. Patients on drugs that suppress the immune system, like those with some autoimmune diseases or recipients of organ transplants, may also be at higher risk.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

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