Transient hearing loss in adults associated with Zika virus infection

Eriko S. Vinhaes, Luciane A. Santos, Lislane Dias, Nilvano A. Andrade, Victor H. Bezerra, Anderson T. De Carvalho, Laise De Moraes, Daniele F. Henriques, Sasha R. Azar, Nikos Vasilakis, Albert I. Ko, Bruno B. Andrade, Isadora C. Siqueira, Ricardo Khouri, Viviane S. Boaventura

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In 2015, during the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil, we identified 3 cases of acute hearing loss after exanthematous illness. Serology yielded finding compatible with ZIKV as the cause of a confirmed (n = 1) and a probable (n = 2) flavivirus infection, indicating an association between ZIKV infection and transient hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-677
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2017


  • Dizziness
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Zika virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Vinhaes, E. S., Santos, L. A., Dias, L., Andrade, N. A., Bezerra, V. H., De Carvalho, A. T., De Moraes, L., Henriques, D. F., Azar, S. R., Vasilakis, N., Ko, A. I., Andrade, B. B., Siqueira, I. C., Khouri, R., & Boaventura, V. S. (2017). Transient hearing loss in adults associated with Zika virus infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 64(5), 675-677.