Tuberculosis of the Middle Ear and Mostoid Antrum in a Child: A Case Report
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A case of primary tuberculosis otitis media, who presented with a post aural mastoid swelling is presented. The diagnosis was reached at histology of the biopsy material. The clinical presentation of the disease has been elaborated. Resolution of the lesion was observed following anti TB treatment. The importance of entertaining tuberculosis as a cause of otitis media has stressed. Tuberculosis infection of the middle ear has been recognised for many years; the disease, however, remains relatively uncommon. The onset of otitis media in a patient known to be suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis may lead the clinician to suspect a tuberculosis aetiology. Without a high index of clinical suspicion, an early diagnosis of tuberculosis involvement of the middle ear is most unlikely in patients who fail to show any clinical symptoms of the disease elsewhere.
CitationThomas, M. and Reddy M.R. (1984). Tuberculosis of the Middle Ear and Mostoid Antrum in a Child: A Case Report. Medical Journal of Zambia. 18 (2)
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Medical Journal of Zambia.
A case of primary tuberculosis otitis media.