labirintite

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by jackie22, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. jackie22

    jackie22 Junior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    UK, English
    Labirintite - che cosa e'? E' seria?
    Grazie
     
     
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  2. Einstein

    Einstein Senior Member

    Milano, Italia
    UK, English
    Labirintite (labyrinthitis?) is an inflammation of the labyrinth, the circular canals of the middle ear, caused by bacterial or viral infection.

    But I have a feeling we don't say "labyrinth" in English.

    PS I've checked on Google and it's right in English too.
     
  3. Mickele

    Mickele Senior Member

    Italian, Tuscany
    Ciao. You should ask your doctor, not the Forum...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Einstein

    Einstein Senior Member

    Milano, Italia
    UK, English
    As Mickele says, we tell you what it is, but your doctor will tell you if it's serious!
     
  5. jackie22

    jackie22 Junior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    UK, English
    Not me, a friend. I needed to know whether I should bring a pizza and a box of tissues, or a surgical mask and gown!

    I eventually found labyrinthitus on Google, but I'd never heard of it. Sounds nasty....
     
  6. pinturicchio07

    pinturicchio07 Senior Member

    English, U.S.
    It's a balance disorder - somewhat like Vertigo.
     
  7. Ref_126 Junior Member

    Bilingual: English (US) - Italian
    In addition to labyrinthitis (pron. “lab-uh-rin-THY-tus”), we sometimes say inner-ear infection
     

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