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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

Mycobacterium fortuitum otitis media: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma


Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India

Correspondence Address:
Navneeta Gangwar
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.100744

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Tubercular otitis media is well reported in the scientific literature, but infections with atypical mycobacteria are poorly represented. Atypical mycobacteria are slowly emerging as a cause of various head and neck infections over the past few decades. Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing, Group IV organism of Runyon's classification. Review of literature reveals only five otology cases affected by this organism. We report a case who responded very well with surgery and conventional antitubercular treatment.


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