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A Woman with Sudden Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss after Treatment Psoriasis with Acitretin


Visan Mahasitthiwat, MD*

* Department of Ophthalmology and Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Faculty of Medicine,
Srinakharinwirot University, Nakhon-Nayok


A case of psoriasis presented with sudden simultaneous bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss after taking oral acitretin. Audiogram showed bilateral symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss. Her symptom improved after a short course of prednisolone. It is suggested that acitretin may affect hearing acuity.

Keyword : Ototoxic drug, Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, Acitretin

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