Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: an autoimmune disease?

@article{Greco2011SuddenSH,
  title={Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: an autoimmune disease?},
  author={Antonio Greco and Massimo Fusconi and Andrea Gallo and Caterina Marinelli and Gian Franco Macr{\`i} and Marco de Vincentiis},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={756-61}
}
OBJECTIVES To review our current knowledge of the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, including viral infection, vascular occlusion and immune system-mediated mechanisms, and to discuss the pathogenesis as it relates to pharmacotherapy. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW METHODOLOGY Relevant publications on the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss from 1944 to 2010 were analysed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is defined as hearing loss of 30 dB in… CONTINUE READING

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