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Cryptococcal meningitis with isolated otologic symptoms.
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PMID:  19944900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a known complication of cryptococcal meningitis; however, it is unusual for a patient to present with isolated otologic symptoms. We review the case of a patient who is not immunocompromised and who presented with progressive gait instability and sudden onset of left-sided SNHL followed by progression to bilateral SNHL within a 3-week period. Cryptococcal meningitis was confirmed by lumbar puncture with positive cryptococcus antigen in the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient was treated with systemic antifungals, and the hearing loss persisted. The presented report outlines this patient's unusual presentation and his treatment course and reviews the literature on the otologic manifestations of cryptococcal meningitis.
Aaron C Moberly; Ilka C Naumann; Susan R Cordes
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2009-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
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