SORDITA IMPROVVISA IN ETA PEDIATRICA: EZIOLOGIA ED ORIENTAMENTO TERAPEUTICO

Translated title of the contribution: Sudden deafness in childhood: Etiology and treatment

A. Malegrana, V. Tarantino, R. D'Agostino, G. Pasquale

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Abstract

Seventy patients affected by sudden deafness, whose age ranged between 3.5 and 14 years, were treated between 1989 and 1993; all patients underwent history and physical examination, liminal tonal audiometry, tympanogram and stapedium reflex tests, brain stem auditory evoked potential, otovestibular examination, CT scan, pediatrics, neuropsychiatry and genetics examinations. Fifty-four patients were affected by monolateral SD and 16 by bilateral SD; 44.28% of cases was secondary to mumps. After analyzing the data, we evaluated the effectiveness of pharmacological therapy compared to a control group. Given the high incidence of SD after mumps, we suggest that the only effective treatment is prophylaxis through parotitis vaccination.

Translated title of the contributionSudden deafness in childhood: Etiology and treatment
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalOtorinolaringologia Pediatrica
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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