We report deafness occurring as an extremely rare complication of influenza A caused by the H1N1 virus (‘swine flu’), in two children.
Case reports and review of the literature concerning influenza A (H1N1) and acquired viral infection causing deafness.
Two children with normal hearing developed bilateral deafness following influenza A (H1N1). The diagnosis was confirmed using polymerase chain reaction. Both patients were treated with oseltamivir.
Following a review of the literature, these two patients appear to be the first reported cases of bilateral deafness following influenza A (H1N1).
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