AsmatullahAchakzai, Muhammad ArifAchakzai, HameedullahAchakzai, Abdul Baqi, Maria Achakzai
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Frequency of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Patients with Drug Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis

AsmatullahAchakzai, Muhammad ArifAchakzai, HameedullahAchakzai, Abdul Baqi, Maria Achakzai



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ABSTRACT

 

Aim: To examine the frequency of sensorineural hearing loss in patients presented with drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.

Study Design: Prospective/Observational

Place and Duration: Department of ENT Unit-2 and Head & Neck Surgery Civil Hospital Quetta and Department of Pulmonology, Fatima Jinnah General & Chest Hospital Quetta from 1st July 2019 to 31st December 2019.

Methodology: Eighty patients of both genders with ages 18 to 60 years presented with drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis were enrolled in this study. Patients detailed demographics including age, sex, residence and co-morbidities were recorded after taking written consent. ASHA criteria were applied to examine the sensorineural hearing loss. Pure-tone averages were used to examine the degree of sensorineural hearing loss.

Results: There were 52 (65%) males and 28 (35%) females with mean age 36.42±11.54 years. Sensorineural hearing loss was found in 54 (67.5%) patients. 53 (66.25%) patients had 3 frequency average and 50 (62.5%) had 5-frequency average.

Conclusion: Frequency of sensorineural hearing loss was high in drug-resistant tuberculosis patients.

Keywords: Drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis, Sensorineural hearing loss

 




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