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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2006;24(3): 294-297.
양측 감각신경성 청력 소실로 발현한 크립토코쿠스 뇌막염
박민규, 손제용 조재욱 박경필 정대수
부산대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
A Case of Cryptococcal Meningitis Presenting as Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Min-Gyu Park
Department of Neurology, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Abstract
Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a relatively well-recognized complication of bacterial meningitis, but is a rare initial manifestation in acute cryptococcal meningitis. We report a case of cryptococcal meningitis initially presenting with bilateral SNHL. Cryptococcal meningitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of abrupt-onset bilateral SNHL.KeyWords:Cryptococcal meningitis, Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss