Delayed cochlear implantation in post-meningitic deafness and hereditary complement C2 deficiency

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@article{d38e82af046046a6b2edf14b0791c768,
title = "Delayed cochlear implantation in post-meningitic deafness and hereditary complement C2 deficiency",
abstract = "We report the case of an adolescent with post-verbal severe/profound sensorineural hearing loss, occurring as a consequence of two bouts of pneumococcal meningitis at 12 and 32 months of age. A possible immunodeficiency was investigated, revealing hereditary complement C2 deficiency (C2D). Given the insufficient benefit from high-power hearing aids, the boy received a cochlear implant (CI) at age 12. Despite the long interval of partial hearing deprivation and the post-meningitic etiology, improvement in open-set speech perception and quality of life were observed. The C2D did not favour post-operative infections nor meningitis recurrence. The risks and benefit of CI in this peculiar clinical circumstance are discussed after reviewing the literature.",
keywords = "Adolescence, C2, Cochlear implantation, Complement deficiency, Immunological, Meningitis",
author = "{Di Berardino}, Federica and Lennart Truedsson and Diego Zanetti",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.pedex.2016.11.002",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "4--8",
journal = "International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra",
issn = "1871-4048",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}