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Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease.
Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jan 01; 42(1):e6-8.CI

Abstract

We describe 6 patients with scrub typhus who presented with acute hearing loss, a forgotten complication of this reemerging disease. They were admitted with fever of 10-14 days' duration and had clinical evidence of deafness and pneumonitis. Five patients had eschars, which prompted the diagnosis of typhus fever and led to early institution of treatment. Deafness has been described as a clue to the diagnosis of scrub typhus; awareness of this symptom facilitated early diagnosis in 4 of 5 patients who recovered. Acute hearing loss or hearing impairment in a febrile patient should arouse strong suspicion of scrub typhus.

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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ranjan_premaratna@lycos.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16323083

Citation

Premaratna, R, et al. "Acute Hearing Loss Due to Scrub Typhus: a Forgotten Complication of a Reemerging Disease." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 42, no. 1, 2006, pp. e6-8.
Premaratna R, Chandrasena TG, Dassayake AS, et al. Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;42(1):e6-8.
Premaratna, R., Chandrasena, T. G., Dassayake, A. S., Loftis, A. D., Dasch, G. A., & de Silva, H. J. (2006). Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 42(1), e6-8.
Premaratna R, et al. Acute Hearing Loss Due to Scrub Typhus: a Forgotten Complication of a Reemerging Disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jan 1;42(1):e6-8. PubMed PMID: 16323083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease. AU - Premaratna,R, AU - Chandrasena,T G A N, AU - Dassayake,A S, AU - Loftis,A D, AU - Dasch,G A, AU - de Silva,H J, Y1 - 2005/11/29/ PY - 2005/07/19/received PY - 2005/09/03/accepted PY - 2005/12/3/pubmed PY - 2006/7/26/medline PY - 2005/12/3/entrez SP - e6 EP - 8 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin Infect Dis VL - 42 IS - 1 N2 - We describe 6 patients with scrub typhus who presented with acute hearing loss, a forgotten complication of this reemerging disease. They were admitted with fever of 10-14 days' duration and had clinical evidence of deafness and pneumonitis. Five patients had eschars, which prompted the diagnosis of typhus fever and led to early institution of treatment. Deafness has been described as a clue to the diagnosis of scrub typhus; awareness of this symptom facilitated early diagnosis in 4 of 5 patients who recovered. Acute hearing loss or hearing impairment in a febrile patient should arouse strong suspicion of scrub typhus. SN - 1537-6591 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16323083/Acute_hearing_loss_due_to_scrub_typhus:_a_forgotten_complication_of_a_reemerging_disease_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/498747 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -