STEPHEN DOLAN, M.D.; E. DALE EVERETT, M.D.; LISA RENNER, M.A.
To the editor; Hearing loss is reported infrequently as a symptom associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever (1, 2). We have recently seen such a patient in whom hearing loss was documented by audiometry to be a bilateral, moderate sensorineural deficit.
A 21-year-old man was hospitalized with a 10-day history of fever, headache, and myalgias. Four days earlier he had noted diminished auditory acuity without tinnitus. He had recently traveled through North Carolina and recalled a tick bite. Examination showed a temperature of 39.4 °C, right subconjunctival hemorrhage, and maculopapular rash involving the palms, soles, and abdomen. Otoscopic findings were
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DOLAN S, DALE EVERETT E, RENNER L. Hearing Loss in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:285. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-285_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):285.
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