The implication of viruses in idiopathic sudden hearing loss: Primary infection or reactivation of latent viruses?

R. W. Veltri, W. R. Wilson, P. M. Sprinkle, S. M. Rodman, D. A. Kavesh

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Abstract

Seventy-seven paired serum samples from patients with known idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL) were surveyed using viral serologic methods. Fifteen different viruses and Mycoplasma pneumoniae were the agents tested. We determined an incidence of 65% (49/77) of documented significant seroconversions to one or more of the agents surveyed. Multiple agents were involved in 24 of the 49 positive cases studied. Influenza virus Group B in 14 (18%) and rubeola in 12 (16%) were the most prevalent, followed by Herpes simplex type 1 in 6 (8%), influenza Group A3 in 6 (8%), rubella in 5 (7%), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in 5 (7%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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