Case Report

Reversible Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Celiac Disease: Is it A Coincidental Finding?


  • Kenan Çelik
  • Abdullah Sakin
  • Savaş Öztürk
  • Mehmet Yılmaz
  • Namık Yiğit
  • Hikmet Feyizoğlu
  • Mihriban Gürbüzel

Med Bull Haseki 2013;51(4):190-192

Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease of the small intestine characterized by the immune response against ingested gluten. This response causes characteristic damage to the villi, which in turn results in malabsorption. Clinical signs and symptoms of CD may start early in childhood or in adulthood. Some people are completely asymptomatic. The term celiac crisis is used for patients with acute-onset severe abdominal pain which is potentially fatal. Although various extraintestinal signs and symptoms have been defined in CD, there are contradictory reports regarding hearing loss. We hereby report a patient with celiac disease who was investigated for malabsorption and was diagnosed with mild to medium temporary sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).

Keywords: Celiac Disease; Hearing Loss, Sensorineural

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