Elliot Goldofsky

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Autoimmune inner ear disease is an enigmatic disorder characterized by recurring episodes of sudden or progressive sensorineural hearing loss. Hearing loss can be improved by timely corticosteroid administration, but only half of those treated respond, and for many responders, that response is lost over time. The mechanisms that control corticosteroid(More)
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) is poorly characterized clinically, with no definitive laboratory test. All patients suspected of having AIED are given glucocorticoids during periods of acute hearing loss, however, only half initially respond, and still fewer respond over time.We hypothesized that AIED is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a rare disease that results in progressive sensorineural hearing loss. Patients with AIED initially respond to corticosteroids; however, many patients become unresponsive to this treatment over time, and there is no effective alternative therapy for these individuals. METHODS We performed a phase I/II(More)
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