Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports
A case report on Lassa fever and hearing loss: A rare occurrence and review of the literature
Daniel Adekunle*, Raji Yemi Raheem**, Ijitola Julius Olowo*, Bello Temitope Oluwatobi**, Jinadu Olanrewaju Yusuf**, Ajayi Samuel Oluwole**, Olaleye Olufemi David***, Salako Babatunde Lawal**, Lasisi Olawale Akeem*
* Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Ibadan
** Nephrology unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Ibadan
*** Department of Virology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
Lassa fever is highly endemic in Nigeria and other West African countries, it is a disease associated with high case fatality and chronic sequelae in those that survived. Lack of effective vaccine has made the disease difficult to control and it prevention depends on eradications of the multimammate rats and universal precautions by all when a case is identified. We report a case of a 51 years old health worker who had a severe form of Lassa fever complicated by sensorineural deafness at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, South West Nigeria.
Keywords: Lassa fever, viral haemorrhagic septicaemia, sensorineural hearing loss