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Congenital Zika virus increases risk for sensorineural hearing loss

September 29, 2016

Children impacted by congenital Zika virus should be considered at an increased risk for hearing impairment and late-onset hearing loss, warranting regular follow-up after initial screenings, according to a recent MMWR.

“Hearing loss is a well-established feature of other congenital infections, including cytomegalovirus, rubella, toxoplasmosis, herpes simplex and syphilis,” Mariana C. Leal, PhD, professor of otolaryngology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and colleagues wrote. “In these syndromes, the hearing loss is sensorineural, usually bilateral, and severe or profound; it is often undetectable at birth, and sometimes it is progressive or fluctuating.”

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