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Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease

Show simple item record Premaratna, R. en_US Chandrasena, T.G.A.N. en_US Dassanayake, A.S. en_US Loftis, A.D. en_US Dasch, G.A. en_US de Silva, H.J. en_US 2014-10-29T09:24:33Z 2014-10-29T09:24:33Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2006; 42(1): pp.e6-8 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1058-4838 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1537-6591 (Electronic) en_US
dc.description Indexed for MEDLINE
dc.description.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.
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject Scrub Typhus en_US
dc.subject Hearing Loss en_US
dc.subject Scrub Typhus-complications en_US
dc.subject Communicable Diseases, Emerging-complications en_US
dc.title Acute hearing loss due to scrub typhus: a forgotten complication of a reemerging disease en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Medicine en_US
dc.identifier.department Parasitology en_US
dc.identifier.department Pharmacology en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Infectious Diseases Society of America en_US
dc.description.note Comment in: Clinical features of scrub typhus. [Clin Infect Dis. 2006] Acute hearing loss and rickettsial diseases. [Clin Infect Dis. 2006]

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