Alpha interferon (alpha-IFN) is used for the treatment of various systemic disorders. Side-effects of alpha-IFN therapy can involve numerous organ systems, but sudden hearing loss has only once been recorded. We report a case of sudden hearing loss occurring in a patient with chronic hepatitis C treated with alpha-IFN and recovered five days after the discontinuation of this agent. This is the first record of anti-endothelial cell antibodies detection in a patient with sudden hearing loss. The finding of anti-endothelial cell antibodies suggests an association between sudden hearing loss and microvascular damage during interferon therapy.

Cadoni, G., Manna, R., Ottaviani, F., Marinelli, L., De Santis, A., Romito, A., Sudden hearing loss in a patient hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive on therapy with alpha-interferon: a possible autoimmune-microvascular pathogenesis., <<JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY>>, 1998; (Oct;112(10)): 962-963 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/129874]

Sudden hearing loss in a patient hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive on therapy with alpha-interferon: a possible autoimmune-microvascular pathogenesis.

Cadoni, Gabriella;Manna, Raffaele;
1998

Abstract

Alpha interferon (alpha-IFN) is used for the treatment of various systemic disorders. Side-effects of alpha-IFN therapy can involve numerous organ systems, but sudden hearing loss has only once been recorded. We report a case of sudden hearing loss occurring in a patient with chronic hepatitis C treated with alpha-IFN and recovered five days after the discontinuation of this agent. This is the first record of anti-endothelial cell antibodies detection in a patient with sudden hearing loss. The finding of anti-endothelial cell antibodies suggests an association between sudden hearing loss and microvascular damage during interferon therapy.
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Cadoni, G., Manna, R., Ottaviani, F., Marinelli, L., De Santis, A., Romito, A., Sudden hearing loss in a patient hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive on therapy with alpha-interferon: a possible autoimmune-microvascular pathogenesis., <<JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY>>, 1998; (Oct;112(10)): 962-963 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/129874]
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