Tinnitus and Coxsackie B infections: a case series.

: Tinnitus is a frequent and often debilitating condition. There is consensus in the scientific community that there exist various forms of tinnitus, which differ in their pathogenesis. Here we report a series of five cases where the onset of tinnitus was associated with viral infections. In all five patients elevated antibodies against Coxsackie B have been detected. This observation suggests that Coxsackie B Virus infections might be involved in the development of some cases of tinnitus and indicate that further systematic investigations are warranted.

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