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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88

Otomastoiditis by Mycobacterium fortuitum: A rare case


Department of Microbiology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Archana Wankhade
Department of Microbiology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.91046

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We report a case of a 26-year-old female patient diagnosed with chronic otomastoiditis caused due to Mycobacterium fortuitum. Definitive identification of pathogen was done on the basis of growth characteristics and biochemical reaction. M. fortuitum was isolated from the lesion. M. fortuitum is a rarely reported cause of otitis media and mastoiditis. The isolate showed resistance to antitubercular drugs and sensitivity to amikacin, ciprofloxacin and imipenem.


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