Influenza A virus infection of human Schwann cells in vitro.

  title={Influenza A virus infection of human Schwann cells in vitro.},
  author={Joshua S. Levine and Craig Alan Buchman and Nevis L. Fregien},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={123 1},
OBJECTIVES Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular neuronitis, vocal fold paralysis and Bell's palsy have been associated with a viral etiology, due to the infection of nerve cells. The goal of this research was to ascertain whether Schwann cells can support infection with human influenza A virus and thereby represent a plausible alternative site for virus-host interaction. Viral infection of Schwann cells may lead to secretion of inflammatory mediators, leukocyte recruitment… CONTINUE READING