[Hemorheological disorders in patients with sudden deafness]

Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 1997 Mar;14(1):11-4, 57.
[Article in Chinese]


Fourteen hemorheological and related parameters of blood samples derived from 59 patients with sudden deafness were observed and were compared with those of blood samples got from 512 healthy persons. The ratio viscosity of whole blood (6.50 +/- 1.07), reduced viscosity of whole blood (12.37 +/- 1.80), and plasma viscosity (1.84 +/- 0.14) in male patients were significantly higher than those (6.05 +/- 0.63, 11.06 +/- 1.04, and 1.70 +/- 0.07, respectively) in male controls. The reduced viscosity of whole blood (16.62 +/- 3.87) and plasma viscosity (1.92 +/- 0.13) in female patients were also significantly higher than those (14.40 +/- 2.27 and 1.72 +/- 0.06, respectively) in female controls. The findings above suggest that there is an intimate relationship between the microcirculationary disorder resulting from hemorheological changes and the onset of sudden deafness. The parameters related to plasma viscosity revealed that there were higher concentrations of plasma fibrinogen and triglyceride in male patients than those in male controls, while the concentrations of plasma cholesterol and triglyceride were higher in female patients than in female controls. These results indicate that the factors which induce the change of plasma viscosity in male patients could not be the same as those in female patients. Thus, in the process of treating sudden deafness, besides the use of common devices such as reducing blood viscosity and improving microcirculation, some other special steps based on the hemorheological parameters derived from different sexes or individuals, should also be considered.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Viscosity*
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Female
  • Fibrinogen / metabolism
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / blood*
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / physiopathology
  • Hemorheology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Triglycerides / blood


  • Triglycerides
  • Fibrinogen
  • Cholesterol