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Influenza A (H1N1): a rare cause of deafness in two children.
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PMID:  23020865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: We report deafness occurring as an extremely rare complication of influenza A caused by the H1N1 virus ('swine flu'), in two children. Methods: Case reports and review of the literature concerning influenza A (H1N1) and acquired viral infection causing deafness. Results: Two children with normal hearing developed bilateral deafness following influenza A (H1N1). The diagnosis was confirmed using polymerase chain reaction. Both patients were treated with oseltamivir. Conclusion: Following a review of the literature, these two patients appear to be the first reported cases of bilateral deafness following influenza A (H1N1).
Authors:
A A Alsanosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-2     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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