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A new disease: pregnancy-induced sudden sensorineural hearing loss?
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PMID:  21426273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) may occur during pregnancy, but its prevalence is very low. It is conjectured that SSNHL is closely related to the changes in the cardiovascular system, hematological system, endocrine system, and/or some other systems due to pregnancy. These changes possibly evoke disorders of cochlear circulation or cochlear fluid homeostasis leading to SSNHL. Two SSNHL cases were observed in our clinic, and their clinical features were analyzed. In one patient the SSNHL was likely to be related to the disturbance of cochlear fluid homestasis and in the other it might be induced by some disorders in cochlear circulation. Based on their distinct clinic profiles, we defined a new disease, called "pregnancy-induced sudden sensorineural hearing loss," similar to the definition of "pregnancy-induced hypertension." This study also deepened our understanding of the etiology of SSNHL.
Zhi-Qiang Hou; Qiu-Ju Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Chinese PLA Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing.
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