Sudden bilateral deafness and Chlamydophila infection

Andrew F Whyte and Richard Yu
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03595.x
Published online: 19 April 2010

To the Editor: A 59-year-old woman presented with acute bilateral deafness, ataxia, and pyrexia. She had no significant past medical history and was taking no medications or antibiotics. Examination revealed normal tympanic membranes. Audiology and fundoscopy were not performed.

  • Andrew F Whyte
  • Richard Yu

  • Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, TAS.



We would like to acknowledge Dr Rob Nightingale for his contribution to the initial clinical management of the patient.


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