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Atypical presentations of malignant otitis externa

Published in The journal of laryngology and otology. 2010, vol. 124, no. 11, p. 1205-1208
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant otitis externa is a life-threatening infection of the skull base. Its presentation is not always typical. CASE REPORTS: We report three cases of malignant otitis externa which illustrate the diversity of its clinical manifestations and the difficulties in its diagnosis. DISCUSSION: The perception of malignant otitis externa as an infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in diabetic patients is not always correct. The adoption of diagnostic criteria could be helpful in identifying atypical cases.
Keywords AgedAnti-Infective Agents/therapeutic useAspergillosis/complicationsAspergillus flavus/isolation & purificationBrain Abscess/etiology/radiography/surgeryDiagnosis, DifferentialDisease ProgressionEarache/etiologyFemaleHearing Loss, Sensorineural/etiologyHumansMaleMastoid/surgeryMiddle AgedNecrosisOsteomyelitis/*etiology/therapyOtitis Externa/*diagnosis/etiology/therapyOtologic Surgical Procedures/methods*Pseudomonas Infections/diagnosisSkull BaseTomography, X-Ray ComputedVertigo/etiology
PMID: 20193102
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Research group Implant, fonction et affections vestibulaires (268)
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VOUREXAKIS, Zacharias, KOS, Maria Izabel, GUYOT, Jean-Philippe. Atypical presentations of malignant otitis externa. In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2010, vol. 124, n° 11, p. 1205-1208. doi: 10.1017/S0022215110000307 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20588

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