Persistent measles virus infection as a possible cause of otosclerosis: state of the art.

@article{Niedermeyer2000PersistentMV,
  title={Persistent measles virus infection as a possible cause of otosclerosis: state of the art.},
  author={Hans Peter Niedermeyer and Wolfgang Arnold and W. J. Neubert and R. Sedlmeier},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={552-4, 556, 558 passim}
}
The etiopathogenesis of otosclerosis is still largely unexplained and remains controversial. Morphologic examinations have shown the presence of a chronic inflammation in otosclerotic tissue. Among the proposed explanations for this inflammation are an immunologic reaction against collagen, mutations of collagen gene 1A1, and a viral infection. In this paper, we focus on the role of measles virus in otosclerosis, and we review the current literature, devoting particular attention to a suspected… CONTINUE READING
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