Sudden hearing loss after rabies vaccination.
Balkan Med J. 2013 Sep ;30(3):327-8. Epub 2013 Sep 1. PMID: 25207131
BACKGROUND: Sudden hearing loss developing after immunisation is a very rare situation. Rabies is a viral disease characterised by encephalitis and death. Treatment involves active and passive immunisation. Neurologic complications including Guillain-Barre syndrome or facial paralysis are reported in the literature as a side effect after rabies immunisation.
CASE REPORT: Sudden hearing loss was detected in an 11 year-old male patient who had taken the medication for rabies immunisation.
CONCLUSION: This study presents a case report of sudden hearing loss developing after rabies immunisation - no other aetiological factors were detected and clinical management is discussed in light of the literature.