Transient hearing loss in adults associated with Zika virus infection

Eriko S. Vinhaes, Luciane A. Santos, Lislane Dias, Nilvano A. Andrade, Victor H. Bezerra, Anderson T. De Carvalho, Laise De Moraes, Daniele F. Henriques, Sasha R. Azar, Nikos Vasilakis, Albert I. Ko, Bruno B. Andrade, Isadora C. Siqueira, Ricardo Khouri, Viviane S. Boaventura

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    Abstract

    In 2015, during the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil, we identified 3 cases of acute hearing loss after exanthematous illness. Serology yielded finding compatible with ZIKV as the cause of a confirmed (n = 1) and a probable (n = 2) flavivirus infection, indicating an association between ZIKV infection and transient hearing loss.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)675-677
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
    Volume64
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Dizziness
    • Sensorineural hearing loss
    • Tinnitus
    • Zika virus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases

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