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Table 1 Clinical and serologic findings in four patients with scrub typhus and otologic problems

From: Acute sensorineural hearing loss and severe otalgia due to scrub typhus

Patient No. Age/Sex Eschar Otologic problems Serum antibody titer PCR genotype
    Type Days from symptom onset to otologic problems Pure tone audiometry Acute phase Convalescent phase  
       IgM IgG IgM IgG  
1 59/F + deaf 10 SNHL 160 1024 320 4096 Boryung
2 39/F + otalgia 2 Normal 40 32 320 256 Boryung
3 73/F + otalgia 4 ND 20 32 80 128 Taguchi
4 63/M + otalgia 1 ND 0 64 0 2048 Boryung
  1. SNHL = sensorineural hearing loss, ND = not done