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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss as an initial presentation in multiple sclerosis

  • Heather Y.F. Yong
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • Carlos R. Camara-Lemarroy
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Room 190 Heritage Medical Research Building, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada.
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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      Highlights

      • Acute sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a rare neurologic symptom in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
      • Acute SNHL can be the initial presentation for a patient with MS and is underdiagnosed.
      • In the proper clinical context, a patient with acute SNHL may need further testing to diagnose MS.
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