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

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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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Milan
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Oto-rino-laryngologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)4-8
Antal sidor5
TidskriftInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Volym15
StatusPublished - 2017 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa