Tinnitus and Coxsackie B infections: A case series

Berthold Langguth, Hans Stadtlaender, Michael Landgrebe, Ana Belen Elgoyhe, Hermann Coors, Veronika Vielsmeier, Tobias Kleinjung

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-555
Number of pages2
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Coxsackie B
  • Enterovirus infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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