CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Author Bruner, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sato, Emilia Inoue Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pereira, Liliane Desgualdo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Santa Casa Sch Med Sao Paulo
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients can also present neuropsychiatric disorders, such as impaired memory and attention. Central auditory processing depends on a great number of skills controlled by the central nervous system.Objective: To characterize the performance of SLE patients, with and without neuropsychiatric disorders (NP), in central auditory processing tests.Patients and Methods: A prospective controlled study of Dichotic Speech and Temporal Processing Tests was carried out at a tertiary teaching Institution. Three groups were formed with 20 individuals each, totalizing sixty women with age varying from 18 to 48 years: Group I - SLE patients without neuropsychiatric disorders; Group II - SLE patients with neuropsychiatric disorders as well; and Group III - age and gender matched healthy controls.Results: Dichotic Speech Test showed similar results for patients in Group I and for healthy controls; however, most of the patients in Group II presented impaired performance with great variability of response. SLE patients (Groups I and II) presented a significantly lower performance in Temporal Processing tests than controls.Conclusion: SLE patients especially those with neuropsychiatric disorders presented impaired central auditory processing, which may contribute to the memory and attention impairment.
Keywords Audiometry
Audiology
Central Nervous System Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus
Language English
Date 2009-10-01
Published in Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa. Alges: Medfarma-edicoes Medicas, Lda, v. 34, n. 4, p. 600-607, 2009.
ISSN 0303-464X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Medfarma-edicoes Medicas, Lda
Extent 600-607
Origin http://www.actareumatologica.pt/article_download.php?id=493
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000273749400004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42086

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