Autoimmune inner ear disease secondary to Hashimoto's thyroiditis: a case report

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018 Aug 23;8(4):227-229. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2018.1503917. eCollection 2018.


Autoimmune inner ear disease is an important yet incompletely understood cause of hearing loss which can present to different medical disciplines. Its diagnostic significance is indicated by the fact that it is a reversible medical condition if recognized early with an excellent response to immunosuppressive agents. Therefore, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hearing disorders especially in the context of another autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Keywords: Autoimmune inner ear disease; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; autoantibodies; autoimmune disorders; sensorineural hearing loss.

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  • Case Reports