Published: 2015-07-29

Acute sensorineural hearing loss in a child with typhoid fever

Siya Ram Didel, Harsimran Tiwana, Piyush Mittal, Devi Dayal, Sandeep Bansal


Typhoid fever is a systemic febrile disease caused by Salmonella typhi and may lead to involvement of virtually any organ system in the body. Cochleovestibular involvement resulting in acute sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) has been reported as a rare complication and may result in permanent deafness. We describe here a child who developed moderate but reversible SNHL associated with typhoid fever.


Typhoid fever, Acute sensorineural hearing loss, Deafness, Child

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