Letters Aminoglycoside ototoxicity

How practical is this genetic screening test?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39388.449028.1F (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:952
  1. Thomas Rourke, ST2 ENT
  1. St George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT
  1. tomrourke{at}doctors.org.uk

    Bitner-Glindzicz and Rahman highlight an important side effect associated with aminoglycoside administration and a possible screening method to reduce this potential risk.1 They do not, however, point out the lack of clinical practicality of the genetic test.

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