Streptomycin ototoxicity in the unborn child
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Streptomycin has been used in pregnant patients for more than 30 years. Some doubt, however, still exists with regard to its effects on the ear of the unborn child. Thirty-three children whose mothers had received streptomycin during pregnancy were followed up and their hearing tested. A minor degree of hearing loss which could possibly be due to the action of streptomycin was found in only 2 children.