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Could sudden sensorineural hearing loss be the sole manifestation of COVID-19? An investigation into SARS-COV-2 in the etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
Kilic, Osman; Kalcioglu, Mahmut Tayyar; Cag, Yasemin; Tuysuz, Ozan; Pektas, Emel; Caskurlu, Hulya; Cetin, Ferihan.
Afiliação
  • Kilic O; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Kalcioglu MT; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: mahmut.kalcioglu@medeniyet.edu.tr.
  • Cag Y; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Tuysuz O; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pektas E; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Department of Audiology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Caskurlu H; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Cetin F; Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Physiology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Int J Infect Dis ; 97: 208-211, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32535294
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

This study aimed to investigate the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in patients presenting with only sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHNL) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHODS:

The study included five male patients who presented with the sole complaint of unilateral SSNHL to the otolaryngology outpatient clinic between 03-12 April 2020. The patients were referred to the infectious diseases clinic to be evaluated for SARS-CoV-2 by real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing.

RESULTS:

RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 was positive in one of the patients and negative in the other four patients. A positive response to COVID-19-specific treatment in the SARS-CoV-2 positive SSNHL patient was noted.

CONCLUSION:

It should be remembered that non-specific symptoms such as SSNHL could be the only sign with which to recognize a COVID-19 case. Awareness of such a non-specific presentation of COVID-19 patients is crucial during this pandemic period for preventing infectious spread through isolation and early initiation of COVID-19 targeted treatment.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Pneumonia Viral / Infecções por Coronavirus / Betacoronavirus / Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial Tipo de estudo: Estudo diagnóstico / Estudo de etiologia Limite: Adulto / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade Idioma: Inglês Revista: Int J Infect Dis Assunto da revista: Doenças Transmissíveis Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Turquia

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Pneumonia Viral / Infecções por Coronavirus / Betacoronavirus / Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial Tipo de estudo: Estudo diagnóstico / Estudo de etiologia Limite: Adulto / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade Idioma: Inglês Revista: Int J Infect Dis Assunto da revista: Doenças Transmissíveis Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Turquia