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Acute sensorineural hearing loss and severe otalgia due to scrub typhus.
BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 22; 9:173.BI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi.

CASE PRESENTATIONS

We encountered a patient with sensorineural hearing loss complicating scrub typhus, and three patients with scrub typhus who complained of otalgia, which was sudden onset, severe, paroxysmal, intermittent yet persistent pain lasting for several seconds, appeared within 1 week after the onset of fever and rash. The acute sensorineural hearing loss and otalgia were resolved after antibiotic administration.

CONCLUSION

When patients in endemic areas present with fever and rash and have sensorineural hearing loss or otalgia without otoscopic abnormalities, clinicians should suspect scrub typhus and consider empirical antibiotic therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University, School of Medicine, Gwangju City, Republic of Korea. jeankk@naver.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19849842

Citation

Kang, Ji-In, et al. "Acute Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Severe Otalgia Due to Scrub Typhus." BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 9, 2009, p. 173.
Kang JI, Kim DM, Lee J. Acute sensorineural hearing loss and severe otalgia due to scrub typhus. BMC Infect Dis. 2009;9:173.
Kang, J. I., Kim, D. M., & Lee, J. (2009). Acute sensorineural hearing loss and severe otalgia due to scrub typhus. BMC Infectious Diseases, 9, 173. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-9-173
Kang JI, Kim DM, Lee J. Acute Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Severe Otalgia Due to Scrub Typhus. BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 22;9:173. PubMed PMID: 19849842.
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