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Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Cogan's syndrome include:

  • Red, painful, light-sensitive eyes or blurred vision

  • Hearing loss, which may become profound and permanent

  • Vertigo (a sensation of the room spinning; may be called dizziness)

  • Poor balance

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Fever, fatigue, weight loss

More rarely, Cogan's syndrome can cause enlarged lymph nodes, rash, chest pain, arm pain and shortness of breath.

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