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October 1973

Congenital Rubella Deafness: Pathology and Pathogenesis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Laryngology and Otology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. Dr. Brookhouser is currently at the Department of Otolaryngology, Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(4):252-257. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020262008

Hearing loss in infants with congenital rubella is a well-documented component of the expanded rubella syndrome. Light microscopic observations of temporal bone pathology in rubella deafness do not explain many of the unique features seen in these patients.

Information provided about rubella infection at the cellular level by cellular pathobiologists must be applied to the study of rubella deafness to increase understanding of the mechanisms involved in viral caused hearing loss.

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