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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2001 Jun;8(2):140-144. Korean. Case Report.
Lee EY , Ahn MS , Shin J , Lee CK , Cho YS , Yoo B , Moon HB .
Division of Allergy and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

A link between sensorineural hearing loss and autoimmune disease is postulated.The pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)is not clear.However,several reports have suggested vasculitis secondary to SLE as underlying mechanism or association of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL).Although there were some cases of sensorineural hearing loss associated with systemic lupus erythematosus or lupuslike syndrome treated with plasmapheresis or immunosuppressive agents,there has been no case of SNHL in patients with SLE reported in Korea.We describe an 18-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with sudden sensorineural hearing loss.She was treated with high-dose corticosteroids with favorable clinical outcome.

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