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2020 Nov 16

J Mycol Med



Cryptococcal meningitis presented as sudden hearing loss: A case study.


Zhu Y, Zhao Z, Dong C, Jiang H
J Mycol Med. 2020 Nov 16; 31(1):101084.
PMID: 33276295.


This case report emphasizes that cryptococcal meningitis could be uncommonly presented to otolaryngologists as sudden onset of hearing loss, especially in patients with underlying diseases that could cause immunocompromise, and highlights the importance of differentiated diagnosis on sudden hearing loss before steroid therapy. It also demonstrates that prompt and sufficient fungicidal therapy with appropriate supportive treatment is crucial for a good prognosis on cryptococcal meningitis.