ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Sudden Hearing Loss after Rabies Vaccination
Oğuz Güçlü1, Fevzi Sefa Dereköy1
1Department of Otolaryngology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2013.8465
Pages : 327-328


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.

Keywords : Hearing loss, rabies, neurologic, side effect, vaccination, immunisation
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