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8 year old child, fever. Used REZ-Q for malaria, hearing loss. BERA test done. Treatment?

hi sir, my daughter is 8 year old and she got fever we went to a childern doctor after few days of admisson into hospital,without proper examination he used REZ-Q for malaria after 3days of its use she lost hearing on day of loss she was not able to listen anything,after using steroids on the damaged nerve through grometts she is now hearing sounds but not speech i mean words what is the situation now the BERA test showing Approximately 80 DB loss
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Temporary hearing loss may occur with quinine due to cinchonism.
But loss of speech is unusual as the acquired speech wont go due to hearing loss.
Consult ENT specialist and audiologist for further assessment of her hearing impairment.
Be in regular touch with your Pediatrician and ENT specialist for planning management for the hearing problem.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
I can understand your concern.

I did not understand why a child should loose speech after antimalarial.
Hearing loss is a known complication of some antimalarials.

Did your doctors say that your child had any other problem like meningitis?

You should consult ENT Specialist for further action.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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