Chronic bilateral hearing loss in an immunocompetent patient An atypical course of tuberculous meningitis


AKYOL GÜRSES A. , NAZLIEL B. , Oner Y., ERDEM O. A.

NEUROSCIENCES, cilt.19, sa.4, ss.322-325, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROSCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.322-325

Özet

Congenital, infectious, toxic, and demyelinating disorders are common etiological causes of deafness. Tuberculous meningitis, as one of the infectious causes, should be considered in the differential diagnosis since tuberculosis represents an endemic public health problem in developing countries. Multiple cranial nerve palsies can be expected due to basal meningitis; however, presentation with bilateral hearing loss is quite rare. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent mortality and residual neurologic deficits. The focus of this discussion is a 42-year-old female presenting with bilateral hearing loss and nonspecific complaints who was finally diagnosed with chronic tuberculous meningitis. We also demonstrate the characteristic radiological and histopathological findings.