Evaluation of anti-hsp70 antibody screening in sudden deafness
2003 (English)In: Ear and Hearing, ISSN 0196-0202, Vol. 24, no 3, 233-235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To assess the diagnostic utility of anti-hsp70 antibody screening in sudden deafness. Design: Sera from 27 patients with sudden deafness and 100 healthy blood donors were analyzed by Western blotting (WB) for the presence of antibodies against 68 kD heat shock protein (anti-hsp70). Results: 19% of the patient sera and 14% of the control sera turned out positive, which was not significantly different. Conclusions: The anti-hsp70 WB test lacks clinical utility for diagnostic screening in patients with sudden deafness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 24, no 3, 233-235 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26564DOI: 10.1097/01.AUD.0000069230.36940.ACLocal ID: 11126OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26564DiVA: diva2:247113