Auditory pathway in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparative study and surgical perspectives.

@article{Salvinelli2006AuditoryPI,
  title={Auditory pathway in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparative study and surgical perspectives.},
  author={F. Salvinelli and Luca D'Ascanio and Manuele Casale and Marta Vadacca and Amelia Rigon and Antonella Afeltra},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={32-6}
}
CONCLUSION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients present with both conductive and sensorineural deafness. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and features of hearing impairment in patients with RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 28 RA patients underwent a rheumatological evaluation, including determination of rheumatoid factor, protein 2-glycoprotein I level and the Lee index. An audiological assessment consisting of pure-tone audiometry (PTA) and determination of auditory brainstem… CONTINUE READING