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January 23, 2017

Diagnosis and Treatment for a Rare Disease Brings Back Trish Byrd’s Hearing and Optimism

By Alyse Brunella

In spring 2016, Trish Byrd went deaf and no one knew why. With constant ear pain and the inability to hear, Trish saw seven different doctors, but none of them could give her an answer. Trish was nearing the end of her options and met with an ear, nose and throat specialist at Mayo Clinic. “It took him 67 minutes to figure out what was wrong,” said Trish. She had a rare disease called granulomatosis with polyangiitis, which can cause inflammation of blood vessels in noses, sinuses, throat, lungs and kidneys. Trish says visiting Mayo Clinic made all the difference because her team gave her a clear, calm explanation of the condition and the treatment she needed.

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Tags: eye ear nose & throat, Eye Ear Nose and Throat, Uncategorized

It is absolutely wonderful that you finally got the correct diagnosis and treatment plan for your loss of hearing! Mayo Clinic is unsurpassed in handling very difficult problems. I can empathize and sympathize with you 200%, as I am profoundly deaf, with no hope of hearing restoration. Good luck with your hearing loss, and here’s hoping you can be cured once and for all!

Started out with loss of hearing. Then neurological symptoms unsteady gate numbness tingling now severe headaches being given indomethacin lorazepan eye pain still no diagnosis

@mayat223

Started out with loss of hearing. Then neurological symptoms unsteady gate numbness tingling now severe headaches being given indomethacin lorazepan eye pain still no diagnosis

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They first thought i had ms because brain lesions

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