Mengenali gangguan pendengaran pada sindrom Waardenburg

Semiramis Zizlavsky, Safira Trifani Putri, Ronny Suwento

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Background: Waardenburg Syndrome (WS) is an autosomal-dominant disorder, characterized by sensorineural hearing loss and pigmentary abnormalities of the eyes, hair, and skin. Auditory-pigmentary syndromes are caused by physical absence of melanocytes from the skin, hair, eyes, and the stria vascularis of the cochlea. Purpose: To provide information regarding clinical manifestation of Waardenburg Syndrome for early detection and prompt treatment particularly for hearing impairments. Case: A 7-year-old boy with late detection of hearing impairment. Previously, his parents didn’t recognize that this condition was one manifestation of Waardenburg syndrome, so that this patient developed speech delay. Method: Searching for evidence produced 14 journals and only 2 journals were relevant. Result: Of the 2 relevant journals, there were 1 research article and 1 case report that explained several clinical manifestations of Waardenberg Syndrome. Conclusion: Early detection and management of hearing impairment as one of frequent clinical manifestation of Waardenberg Syndrome is significantly important since this condition could influence patient’s individual and social developments.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)171-178
JournalOto Rhino Laryngologica Indonesiana
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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