Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: Clinical Characteristics, Etiology, Treatment Outcomes, and Prognostic Factors.

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To investigate the clinical characteristics, etiology, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in children to guide the clinical diagnosis and treatment of SSNHL in the pediatric population.Retrospective case review.Tertiary referral center.Patients diagnosed with SSNHL from November 2011 to December 2017 with relatively complete clinical data.Diagnosis and systemic treatment of SSNHL.Patients’ clinical characteristics, etiology, laboratory tests, imaging, pure-tone audiometry at admission, and discharge were analyzed.A total of 25 children and 149 adults with SSNHL were included. Recent or previous viral infection rates (81.8%) and fasting blood glucose level (5.23 + 1.47 mmol/L) in children with SSNHL were lower than those in adult SSNHL patients (p = 0.033, p = 0.033). Autoimmune abnormalities (90.0%) and plasma fibrinogen abnormalities (27.3%) were higher in children with SSNHL than those in adult SSNHL patients (40.0%, 8.8%, respectively, p 

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