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Abstract Title:

Sudden hearing loss after rabies vaccination.

Abstract Source:

Balkan Med J. 2013 Sep ;30(3):327-8. Epub 2013 Sep 1. PMID: 25207131

Abstract Author(s):

Oğuz Güçlü, Fevzi Sefa Dereköy

Article Affiliation:

Oğuz Güçlü

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Sudden hearing loss developing after immunisation is a very rare situation. Rabies is a viral disease characterised by encephalitis and death. Treatment involves active and passive immunisation. Neurologic complications including Guillain-Barre syndrome or facial paralysis are reported in the literature as a side effect after rabies immunisation.

CASE REPORT: Sudden hearing loss was detected in an 11 year-old male patient who had taken the medication for rabies immunisation.

CONCLUSION: This study presents a case report of sudden hearing loss developing after rabies immunisation - no other aetiological factors were detected and clinical management is discussed in light of the literature.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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