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Systematic screening for nonspecific autoantibodies in idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (iSHL): no association with steroid response


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

Systematic screening for nonspecific autoantibodies in idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (iSHL): no association with steroid response. The results of this study suggest that positive autoimmune tests in patients with iSHL are not predictive of improvement after a 1-month steroid course. Therefore, systematic screening does not seem to be useful, and specific inner ear autoantibody tests need to be developed. B Hervier. (PubMed) Otol Neurotol. 2010 Jun;31(4):687-90. (Also see: Autoimmune Ear Disease)

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