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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia

Print version ISSN 0482-5004On-line version ISSN 1809-4570

Abstract

GOMIDES, Ana Paula Monteiro et al. Neurosensory hearing loss in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis: a report of three cases and literature review. Rev. Bras. Reumatol. [online]. 2006, vol.46, n.3, pp.234-236. ISSN 0482-5004.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0482-50042006000300014.

Wegener's granulomatosis is a primary systemic vasculitis that affects small and medium-sized vessels. The classical manifestations occur in the upper and lower respiratory tract and in the kidneys, but other organs may be involved. The auditory system can be frequently affect in its various portions (outer, middle and/or inner ear), showing different manifestations. Neurosensory hearing loss might be a consequence of changes in the inner ear and should be recognized early. Rapid and effective treatment may prevent irreversible damage. We report herein three cases of Wegener's granulomatosis and sensory hypoacusis, which responded differently to treatment.

Keywords : Wegener's granulomatosis; hearing loss; neurosensory dysacusis.

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