Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with mixed connective tissue disease: immunological markers and cytokine levels.

@article{Hajas2009SensorineuralHL,
  title={Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with mixed connective tissue disease: immunological markers and cytokine levels.},
  author={Agota Hajas and P{\'e}ter Szodoray and S{\'a}ndor Bar{\'a}th and S{\'a}ndor Sipka and Szil{\'a}rd Rezes and Margit Zeher and Istv{\'a}n Sziklai and Gyula Szegedi and Edit Bodolay},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1930-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). METHODS The study population consisted of 71 patients with MCTD (69 female; 2 male), with a mean age of 57.1 +/- 7.9 years and a mean disease duration of 14.5 +/- 8.0 years. All patients underwent audiological evaluation that included pure tone and speech audiometry. In addition, the systemic manifestations of the disease and drug therapy were recorded. All… CONTINUE READING