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Hypothyroid-associated sensorineuronal deafness.
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PMID:  20878259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of panhypopituitarism with hypothyroid-induced deafness in a man improving with hormone replacement is reported. A review of the medical literature reveals conflicting evidence regarding the underlying mechanism and prognosis of the defect in this context, but the association with hypothyroidism is more than spurious. Sensorineuronal hearing loss was initially evident, resolving both subjectively and on formal audiological evaluation after administering thyroxine. Central pathology affecting the eighth cranial nerve, as opposed to a conductive or mixed component is the likely culprit.
Authors:
D M Comer; E M McConnell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  179     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust, 68 Lurgan Road, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, UK.
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