Tuberculosis: An Unusual Cause of Otitis Media and Mastoiditis in Children
International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 11-12
Received: Dec. 2, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 1, 2018; Published: Mar. 8, 2018
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Rim Bechraoui, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Semia Meherzi, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Sana Mahfoudhi, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Houda Chahed, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Azza Mediouni, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Jihene Marrakchi, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Mohamed Ben Amor, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Najeh Beltaief, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Rim Zainine, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Ghazi Besbes, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery of ‘Rabta’ Hospital, Medecine Faculty, El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
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Abstract
Tuberculous otitis media (TOM) is a rare cause of chronic suppurative infection of the middle ear. Clinical symptoms are nonspecific making delayed diagnosis. We present the case of an infant, aged 22 months, having immune deficiency, who was admitted for a left externalized otomastoiditis. The radiological assessment confirmed this diagnosis. The child had a surgical drainage of the collection with biopsy of granulation tissue whose histopathological examination found a caseo-follicular tuberculosis. Despite its rarity, TOM is associated with a high rate of complications. The diagnosis should be considered in any suppurative chronic otitis resistant to standard treatment.
Keywords
Tuberculous, Otitis Media, Mastoid, Otorrhea
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Rim Bechraoui, Semia Meherzi, Sana Mahfoudhi, Houda Chahed, Azza Mediouni, Jihene Marrakchi, Mohamed Ben Amor, Najeh Beltaief, Rim Zainine, Ghazi Besbes, Tuberculosis: An Unusual Cause of Otitis Media and Mastoiditis in Children, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 11-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ijo.20180401.13
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