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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(6): 793-796.
가역적 청력 손실을 동반한 쯔쯔가무시병 1예
김동민, 허성재, 임경훈, 도기원, 홍순형, 원영철, 전재범
A case of scrub typhus with reversible hearing loss
Dong Min Kim, Seong Jae Huh, Kyung Hun Lim, Gi Won Do, Soon Hyoung Hong, Young Cheol Weon, Jae-Bum Jun
ABSTRACT
Scrub typhus, which is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an acute febrile illness characterized by fever, rash, and myalgia. Recently, its incidence in Korea has increased. Many cases of scrub typhus with central nervous system involvement have been reported, while cases with hearing loss are rare. We experienced a case of scrub typhus with reversible hearing loss. To our knowledge, this is the first case confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging.
Keywords: Scrub Typhus; Hearing loss; Magnetic resonance imaging
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