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Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 1;64(5):675-677. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw770.

Transient Hearing Loss in Adults Associated With Zika Virus Infection.

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1
Hospital Santa Izabel, Salvador, BA, Brazil.
2
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/MS, Salvador, Brazil.
3
World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arbovirus, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Fundação Nacional de Saúde, Ministério da Saúde, Belém, Brazil.
4
Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
5
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut.
6
Multinational Organization Network Sponsoring Translational and Epidemiological Research Initiative, José Silveira Foundation, Salvador, Brazil.
7
KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Leuven, Belgium.
8
Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

Abstract

In 2015, during the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil, we identified 3 cases of acute hearing loss after exanthematous illness. Serology yielded finding compatible with ZIKV as the cause of a confirmed (n = 1) and a probable (n = 2) flavivirus infection, indicating an association between ZIKV infection and transient hearing loss.

KEYWORDS:

Zika virus; dizziness.; sensorineural hearing loss; tinnitus

PMID:
27927858
DOI:
10.1093/cid/ciw770
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