Where does the name labyrinthitis come from?

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Labyrinthitis is named for the part of the ear that becomes swollen and inflamed with this condition: the vestibular labyrinth. The vestibular labyrinth is an organ of the inner ear that is composed of many ring-like canals that are labyrinth-like in appearance. These canals have a fluid in them that helps you stay aware of the movement and position of your head. The vestibular labyrinth also includes tiny sensors that help with balance and motion.

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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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