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, cilt.49, sa.4, ss.431-433, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.431-433

Özet

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.