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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2006 Jun;24(3):294-297. Korean. Case Report.
Park MG , Son JY , Jo JW , Park KP , Jung DS .
Department of Neurology, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a relatively well-recognized complication of bacterial meningitis, but is a rare initial manifestation in acute cryptococcal meningitis. We report a case of cryptococcal meningitis initially presenting with bilateral SNHL. Cryptococcal meningitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of abrupt-onset bilateral SNHL.

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