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Deafness congenital infections

Shin-Ichi Usami, Ryosuke Kitoh, Hideaki Moteki, Shin-Ya Nishio, Tomohiro Kitano, Masafumi Kobayashi, Jun Shinagawa, Yoh Yokota, Kenjiro Sugiyama, Kizuki Watanabe
CONCLUSIONS: The present study revealed that various etiologies are involved in single-sided deafness (SSD), and that the cause of SSD and asymmetrical hearing loss (AHL) differed greatly between congenital/early-onset cases and adult cases. Clarification of the etiology is the first step toward providing appropriate intervention. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to clarify the etiology of SSD and AHL patients. METHODS: The etiology of a total of 527 SSD or AHL patients who visited Shinshu University Hospital between 2006 and 2016 were analyzed by imaging as well as serological tests for mumps virus, and CMV DNA testing...
April 1, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Sebastian Neuber, Karen Wagner, Thomas Goldne, Peter Lischka, Lars Steinbrueck, Martin Messerle, Eva Maria Borst
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) genome encapsidation requires several essential viral proteins, among them pUL56, pUL89 and the recently described pUL51, which constitute the viral terminase. To gain insight into terminase complex assembly, we investigated interactions between the individual subunits. For analysis in the viral context, HCMV bacterial artificial chromosomes carrying deletions in the open reading frames encoding the terminase proteins were used. These experiments were complemented by transient transfection assays with plasmids expressing the terminase components...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Virology
Walter Di Nardo, Roberta Anzivino, Paola Cattani, Rosaria Santangelo, Eugenio De Corso, Gaetano Paludetti
CONCLUSIONS: The detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) genome in perilymph of patients with negative serology or clinical history for congenital infections supports the hypothesis that Herpesviridae, even after acquired postnatal infections, could remain in latent phase in the spiral ganglion and damage the cochlea by a possible subsequent reactivation. Further studies are needed to identify the markers of such reactivation. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of certain viral species in the endolabyrinthic fluid of deaf patients with non-congenital infection...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Anqi Liu, Meiling Wu, Xiaohe Guo, Hao Guo, Zhifei Zhou, Kewen Wei, Kun Xuan
Otodental syndrome is a rare autosomal-dominant disease characterized by globodontia, associated with sensorineural, high-frequency hearing loss. Here, we describe the clinical, pathological, and genetic evaluations of a 9-year-old girl with otodental syndrome and multiple complex odontoma.The patient presented with a draining sinus tract in her left cheek, globodontia, and hearing loss. The odontomas which caused the cutaneous sinus tracts were extracted because of the odontogenic infection. The extracted odontoma and primary tooth was studied by micro-CT and further observed histopathologically...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alda Saldan, Gabriella Forner, Carlo Mengoli, Nadia Gussetti, Giorgio Palù, Davide Abate
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection represents a relevant cause of deafness and neurological damage in newborns. Intrauterine CMV transmission might result after primary or nonprimary infections, though at different rates (30% versus 0.2%, respectively). At present, a prenatal diagnosis of CMV infection is based mainly on maternal serology, the detection of CMV-DNA in amniotic fluid and fetal blood, and ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent evidences suggest that congenital CMV infection may be an immune-mediated disease and that evaluation of humoral and especially T-cell immunities may improve the overall prenatal diagnosis...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Hyung Young Kim, Yoo-Mi Kim, Hee Ju Park
CHARGE (coloboma, heart defect, atresia choanae, retarded growth and development, genital hypoplasia, and ear anomalies/deafness) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by CHD7 mutation and is related to immunodeficiency. A 6-month-old girl with right lung agenesis, congenital heart defects, and ear anomalies developed repeated and serious respiratory infection for a short period. She was clinically diagnosed with typical CHARGE syndrome with severe combined immunodeficiency (T-, B+, NK-); however, CHD7 mutation was not detected...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Stéphane Chavanas
Congenital infection by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) might result in permanent neurological sequelae, including sensorineural deafness, cerebral palsies or devastating neurodevelopmental abnormalities. We recently disclosed that Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma (PPARγ), a transcription factor of the nuclear receptor superfamily, is a key determinant of HCMV pathogenesis in developing brain. Using neural stem cells from human embryonic stem cells, we showed that HCMV infection strongly increases levels and activity of PPARγ in NSCs...
2016: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
Nicole Ulrick, Amy Goldstein, Cas Simons, Ryan J Taft, Guy Helman, Amy Pizzino, Miriam Bloom, Julie Vogt, Karen Pysden, Daria Diodato, Diego Martinelli, Ahmad Monavari, Daniela Buhas, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Imen Dorboz, Odile Boespflug-Tanguy, Diana Rodriguez, Martine Tétreault, Jacek Majewski, Genevieve Bernard, Yi Shiau Ng, Robert McFarland, Adeline Vanderver
BACKGROUND: Leukoencephalopathy with temporal lobe cysts may be associated with monogenetic conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome or RNASET2 mutations and with congenital infections such as cytomegalovirus. In view of the fact that congenital cytomegalovirus is difficult to confirm outside the neonatal period, excluding a Mendelian disorder is extremely relevant, changing family planning and medical management in affected families. We performed diagnostic testing in individuals with leukoencephalopathy with temporal lobe cysts without a definitive diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
Soren Gantt, Francois Dionne, Fred K Kozak, Oran Goshen, David M Goldfarb, Albert H Park, Suresh B Boppana, Karen Fowler
Importance: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is a major cause of childhood deafness. Most cCMV infections are not diagnosed without newborn screening, resulting in missed opportunities for directed care. Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of universal and targeted newborn cCMV screening programs compared with no cCMV screening. Design, Setting, and Participants: Models were constructed using rates and outcomes from prospective cohort studies of newborn cCMV screening in US postpartum care and early hearing programs...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Sanjiv B Amin, Satish Saluja, Arvind Saili, Nirupama Laroia, Mark Orlando, Hongyue Wang, Asha Agarwal
AIM: Jaundice may cause auditory toxicity (auditory neuropathy and hearing loss). However, total serum bilirubin (TSB) does not discriminate neonates at risk for auditory toxicity. We compared TSB, bilirubin:albumin molar ratio (BAMR), and unbound bilirubin for their association with auditory toxicity in neonates with severe jaundice (TSB ≥342μmol/L, or that met exchange transfusion). METHOD: Neonates greater or equal to 34 weeks gestational age with severe jaundice during the first 2 postnatal weeks were eligible for prospective cohort study, unless they had craniofacial malformations, chromosomal disorders, toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex infections, surgery, or family history of congenital deafness...
March 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Hetal Marfatia, Ratna Priya, Nilam U Sathe, Shampa Mishra
Baha has proven performance and advantages for patients with aural atresia or chronic ear drainage. Being a per cutaneous osseo integrated implant the skin around the fixture is in contact with a foreign body that leads to chronic inflammatory reaction and complications such as skin irritation and overgrowth occur frequently. Challenges that are faced during Baha surgery include those during candidate selection, work up, anesthesia related as well as intra-operative and post operative complications. Ours was a retrospective and observational study where case records of 10 patients who underwent Baha surgery in the Department of E...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Swati Tandon, Satinder Singh, Shalabh Sharma, Asish K Lahiri
INTRODUCTION: Congenital anomalies of the cochlea and labyrinth can be associated with meningitis and varying degrees of hearing loss or deafness. Despite antibiotics, meningitis remains a life threatening complication. CASE REPORT: We report a case of recurrent meningitis following episodes of otitis media in a cochlear implantee child with bilateral vestibulocochlear malformation, due to fistula in the stapes footplate. Intrathecal fluorescin was used to identify the leak site...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
K Yeon Choi, Matthew Root, Alistair McGregor
UNLABELLED: Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a leading cause of mental retardation and deafness in newborns. The guinea pig is the only small animal model for congenital CMV infection. A novel CMV vaccine was investigated as an intervention strategy against congenital guinea pig cytomegalovirus (GPCMV) infection. In this disabled infectious single-cycle (DISC) vaccine strategy, a GPCMV mutant virus was used that lacked the ability to express an essential capsid gene (the UL85 homolog GP85) except when grown on a complementing cell line...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Virology
Koo Nagasawa, Naruhiko Ishiwada, Atsushi Ogura, Tomoko Ogawa, Noriko Takeuchi, Haruka Hishiki, Naoki Shimojo
To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction to assess changes in viral load in a patient with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella-specific antibody titers were also determined. The patient was a male neonate born to a primipara with rubella infection at 10 weeks of gestation. He had no symptoms at birth, but rubella virus was detected in his pharynx, blood, and urine. His mental and physical development was normal for 1 year; however, he was diagnosed with deafness at 13 months of age...
May 2016: Pediatrics
Maude Rolland, Xiaojun Li, Yann Sellier, Hélène Martin, Teresa Perez-Berezo, Benjamin Rauwel, Alexandra Benchoua, Bettina Bessières, Jacqueline Aziza, Nicolas Cenac, Minhua Luo, Charlotte Casper, Marc Peschanski, Daniel Gonzalez-Dunia, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Christian Davrinche, Stéphane Chavanas
Congenital infection by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a leading cause of permanent sequelae of the central nervous system, including sensorineural deafness, cerebral palsies or devastating neurodevelopmental abnormalities (0.1% of all births). To gain insight on the impact of HCMV on neuronal development, we used both neural stem cells from human embryonic stem cells (NSC) and brain sections from infected fetuses and investigated the outcomes of infection on Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma (PPARγ), a transcription factor critical in the developing brain...
April 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Ely Cheikh Mohamed Moctar, Zied Riahi, Hala El Hachmi, Fatimetou Veten, Ghlana Meiloud, Christine Bonnet, Sonia Abdelhak, Mohammed Errami, Ahmed Houmeida
Origins of all hearing impairment forms may be divided into genetic mutations and acquired influence. Both carry damage to the inner ear structure resulting in a mild to profound dysfunction of the auditory system. The purpose of this study was to assess the different etiologies of deafness in two reference centers for hearing-impaired children in Nouakchott/Mauritania. Data on gender, age, consanguinity, etiology and family history of deafness were gathered by interviewing the custodians of 139 children with hearing loss...
November 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Alda Saldan, Gabriella Forner, Carlo Mengoli, Daniel Tinto, Loredana Fallico, Marta Peracchi, Nadia Gussetti, Giorgio Palù, Davide Abate
Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major cause of congenital infection leading to birth defects and sensorineural anomalies, including deafness. Recently, cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in pregnant women has been shown to correlate with congenital CMV transmission. In this study, two interferon gamma release assays (IGRA), the CMV enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot (ELISPOT) and CMV QuantiFERON assays, detecting CMV-specific CMI were compared. These assays were performed for 80 CMV-infected (57 primarily and 23 nonprimarily) pregnant women and 115 controls, including 89 healthy CMV-seropositive pregnant women without active CMV infection, 15 CMV-seronegative pregnant women, and 11 seropositive or seronegative nonpregnant women...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
I Simms, P A Tookey, B T Goh, H Lyall, B Evans, C L Townsend, H Fifer, C Ison
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of congenital syphilis in the UK. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING AND POPULATION: United Kingdom. METHODS: Children born between February 2010 and January 2015 with a suspected diagnosis of congenital syphilis were reported through an active surveillance system. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of congenital syphilis cases and incidence. RESULTS: For all years, reported incidence was below the WHO threshold for elimination (<0...
January 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Jill Hutton
In the 1970s, Stella Chess found a high prevalence of autism in children with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), 200 times that of the general population at the time. Many researchers quote this fact to add proof to the current theory that maternal infection with immune system activation in pregnancy leads to autism in the offspring. This rubella and autism association is presented with the notion that rubella has been eliminated in today's world. CRS cases are no longer typically seen; yet, autistic children often share findings of CRS including deafness, congenital heart defects, and to a lesser extent visual changes...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Alexia Willame, Geraldine Blanchard-Rohner, Christophe Combescure, Olivier Irion, Klara Posfay-Barbe, Begoña Martinez de Tejada
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most frequent cause of congenital infection and commonly associated with sensorineural deficit. At present, there is neither prophylaxis nor treatment during pregnancy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of awareness regarding CMV infection and its consequences in women delivering at the University of Geneva Hospitals (Geneva, Switzerland). METHODS: The study consisted of a validated questionnaire completed by women in the immediate postpartum period...
December 2015: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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