Complete recovery following sudden sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with sickle cell disease

Salam Alkindi, Najwa Arafa, M. Al Okbi, Anil Pathare

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A sickle cell disease (SCD) patient with vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) developed sudden senserinural heari-ing loss (SNHL), which responded well to a rapid course of corticosteroids along with exchange transf-fusions. The otolaryngologist should be aware of the otologic manifestations of SCD such as SNHL. A good response to steroids, which averted a permanent hearing loss, warrants further studies to define the augmentive benefits of such therapy along with exchange transfusions in patients with SCD in VOC who develop sudden SNHL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalHematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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