HENNEBERT'S FISTULA SYNDROME

Synonyms

Luetic-otitic-nystagmus syndrome, syphilitic-otitic-nystagmus, vertigo-nystagmus-luetic syndrome.

Related people

Nystagmus and vertigo within the external auditory meatus. Seen in congenital syphilis.

Description

HENNEBERT’S FISTULA SYNDROME
The occurrence of nystagmus and vertigo on air compression within the external auditory meatus. Seen in congenital syphilis. often accompanied by interstitial keratitis and choreoretitinis. Also called a fistula symptom without fistula.

Bibliography

C. Hennebert:
Réactions vestibulaires dans les labyrinthites héredosyphilitiques.
Archives internationales de laryngologie, d'otologie et de rhinologie, Paris, 1909, 28: 93-96.

N. Asherson:
Spontaneous Nystagmus in Congenital Syphilis.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, October 1930, 5 (29): 331–334.
Asherson reported that he had observed nystagmus in 13 out of 40 syphilitic children.

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