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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Jun;75(6):858-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.03.027. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

Evaluation of cochlear involvement by transient evoked otoacoustic emission test in children with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey. dr.iuysal@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to investigate cochlear involvement in child patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease.

METHODS:

Twenty-eight CCHF disease patients (56 ears) and 26 sex- and age-matched healthy control subjects (52 ears) were included in the study. Pure-tone audiometry at frequencies 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 6 kHz, immittance measures including tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing, and transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) testing were performed in the patients and controls.

RESULTS:

The proportion with a result of 'fail' for the TEOAE test in the CCHF patients was not statistically significant from the control group (p>0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

CCHF disease does not impair cochlear function in children. The clinical course of CCHF among children seems to be milder than in adults.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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