Otosyphilis: A rare cause of acute bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a HIV-negative patient

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Otosyphilis: A rare cause of acute bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a HIV-negative patient
Creator Sothmann, Johan Adam, Shaun van Tonder, Gideon Davis, Razaan Janse van Rensburg, Leon
Subject Radiology; Otorhinolaryngology otosyphilis; sensorineural; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging; audiology; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Description Bilateral acute hearing loss is rare, and the aetiology is poorly defined. Less common treatable pathologies such as otosyphilis must be part of the differential diagnosis and should be actively excluded. We present a case of a 23-year-old woman who developed acute bilateral hearing loss due to otosyphilis, confirmed on audiometry and laboratory tests. In this article, the CT, MRI and clinical findings are presented and discussed.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor NA
Date 2022-03-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case report; descriptive
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v26i1.2351
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 26, No 1 (2022); 5 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage Africa; South Africa; Western Cape March 2021 - September 2021 23, Female
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Johan Sothmann, Shaun Adam, Gideon van Tonder, Razaan Davis, Leon Janse van Rensburg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0