Audiological Follow-Up of Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome
Muniz, L., Maciel, R., Ramos, D., et al. (2022). Audiological Follow-Up of Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome. Heliyon. 8:e08720.
The authors of this prospective observational study describe the frequency of hearing loss in children with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). They hypothesized CZS may contribute to functional disabilities due to continued viral activity in neural tissue following birth. The study showed that sensorineural hearing loss is a clinical feature of CZS and present at birth with no delayed onset or progressive decline in hearing.