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Delayed deterioration of hearing following bacterial meningitis.
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PMID:  10696383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bacterial meningitis is an important cause of acquired sensorineural deafness in childhood. Deafness following meningitis may be progressive. Previous reports have shown deterioration in hearing up to 12 years after the illness. We present two cases of sensorineural deafness following meningitis. Severe to profound sensorineural hearing losses were detected immediately after meningitis in these patients. The hearing subsequently deteriorated in both cases. Deterioration in hearing thresholds occurred 17 years after the illness in one case. In the other patient the hearing got progressively worse three years after meningitis. She subsequently required a cochlear implant.
V Jayarajan; S Rangan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-06     Completed Date:  2000-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Audiological Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Meningitis, Meningococcal / complications*,  physiopathology
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