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Mitochondrial DNA mutations predispose to aminoglycoside induced ototoxicity

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 30 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7255
  1. Nick Murch, locum consultant physician in acute medicine
  1. 1Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. nick.murch{at}

I was surprised that Banerjee did not advocate asking patients or relatives about a family history of premature maternal deafness before starting treatment with aminoglycosides.1

A large proportion …

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