Conductive Hearing Loss in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Khader J. Abdul- Baqi

Abstract


A 33 year- old white man with signs and symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) confirmed by laboratory, serological and immunological tests. The patient developed typical picture of Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL) of otosclerosis 3 years after diagnosis of SLE. Previous studies reported association of Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) and SLE. The purpose of this report is to describe the first case of bilateral CHL in association with SLE. Relevant literature was reviewed and possible autoimmune involvement of middle ear was speculated.

Keywords


Conductive hearing loss, otosclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus.

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