Reversible sensorineural hearing loss in a girl with Kawasaki disease

KARA A., BEŞBAŞ N., Tezer H., KARAGÖZ T., Devrim I., ÜNAL Ö. F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.49, no.4, pp.431-433, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-433
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Kawasaki disease is an acute, self-limited vasculitis of infants and children that is now the most common cause of acquired heart disease in the pediatric age group in the United States and Japan. This report presents a case of classic Kawasaki disease with reversible sensorineural hearing loss that was treated with steroid. In conclusion, Kawasaki disease caregivers must be aware of possible sensorineural hearing loss, which is reversible by early intervention and thus improves quality of life.