Petros Vrettakos, Evmorfia Koulou, Anastasia Gounari and Konstantina Chrysouli*
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Penteli Children Hospital, GreeceFulltext PDF
We report a case of acute unilateral sensorineural hearing loss caused by the H1N1 virus in a 14-year-old male adolescent.
Only two cases of sever sudden sensorineural hearing loss secondary to H1N1 virus infection in pediatric population have been reported in the literature so far, with our case representing the third case and the first case related to patient in puberty.
This unfortunate outcome developed subsequent to, and was probably related to, the viral infection.
Children with normal hearing and successful results in the neonatal hearing screening program in the hospital where they have been born, who develop sudden hearing loss after an acute upper respiratory infection, should be investigated for this extremely rare complication of H1N1 virus.
Sacute sensorineural hearing loss; pediatric population; H1N1 virus; Rare complication
Vrettakos P, Koulou E, Gounari A, Chrysouli K. H1N1-Induced Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in 14-Year- Old Adolescent. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;3(6):1106..