We present a case of a 7-year-old Afro-Caribbean girl presenting with rapidly progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. She was found to have an elevated Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and mediastinal lymphadenopathy containing non-caseating granulomas with multinucleate giant cells, in keeping with sarcoidosis. Cranial imaging demonstrated labyrinthitis. She underwent urgent bilateral cochlear implantation with rehabilitation of hearing sufficient to restart education within 1 month.
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
- general practice/family medicine
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Contributors The patient was under the primary care of RN, consultant ENT surgeon. She was also taken care of in theatres and the wards by FM and GP. All 3 authors contributed to the report of the case and editing.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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