Pattern of ototoxicity in a Nigerian teaching hospital.

  title={Pattern of ototoxicity in a Nigerian teaching hospital.},
  author={Abubakar Danjuma Salisu and Muhammad G. Hasheem},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  volume={19 3},
INTRODUCTION Ototoxicity is a preventable cause of irreversible sensorineural hearing loss. This paper aims to highlight the pattern of ototoxicity seen in a tertiary health institution. METHOD A retrospective study of patients with ototoxicity seen over a seven year period at ENT department of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. Case notes were retrieved and studied. RESULTS Fifty nine patients made up 37 males and 22 females were seen with 86% in the age group 20-60 years. The commonest… CONTINUE READING