Sensorineural hearing loss associated with Kawasaki disease.

  title={Sensorineural hearing loss associated with Kawasaki disease.},
  author={Robert P. Sundel and Jane W. Newburger and Trevor McGill and Sinclair Cleveland and William W. Miller and Barbara E Berry and Adam M. Klein and Jane C. Burns},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={117 3},
In five children who met the diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki Disease, sensorineural hearing loss developed in association with the acute illness. The children, aged 7 months to 13 years, had deficits ranging from mild to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. There were no associated neurologic abnormalities, and immunologic investigations and magnetic resonance imaging failed to reveal a cause. Treatment regimens differed among the children, but none had high salicylate levels… CONTINUE READING