Title:
Aspergillus mastoiditis with intact tympanic membrane in immunocompetent host
Authors:
M. Radhouane*, B. Malek*, B. S. Moncef** and B. Kamel*
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; **Laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Keywords:
Aspergillus; masked mastoiditis
Pages:
39 - 43
Abstract:
Aspergillus mastoiditis with intact tympanic membrane in immunocompetent host. Aspergillus mastoiditis is a very rare condition usually observed in immunocompromised patients. Masked mastoiditis is defined as a subclinical infectious inflammatory process of the mucosal lining and bony structures of the mastoid air cells with intact tympanic membranes. To our knowledge, our report of a maskedAspergillus mastoiditis occurring in a 71-year-old diabetic woman is only the second case of masked mastoiditis in the literature. Aggressive medical and surgical management are necessary to avoid a fatal outcome from this invasive infection.
Issue:
Vol. 4, 2008, 1st trimester


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Aspergillus mastoiditis with intact tympanic membrane in immunocompetent host