Destruction Of The Organ Of Hearing

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connected with

them are frequently damaged. Thus the ulceration of the parotid gland

often causes deafness, by the gangrenous matter communicating to the

eustachian tube and the inner ear, where it destroys the membrane of the

drum and the little bones belonging thereto, or by closing up the tube.

When the discharge from the outer ear is observed, the destruction has

already taken place, and it is too late to obviate the injury.