Indian Journal of Otology

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

Mycobacterium fortuitum otitis media: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma


Navneeta Gangwar, Ramaswamy Balakrishnan, Dipak Ranjan Nayak 
 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India

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

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Gangwar N, Balakrishnan R, Nayak DR. Mycobacterium fortuitum otitis media: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma.Indian J Otol 2012;18:106-109


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Gangwar N, Balakrishnan R, Nayak DR. Mycobacterium fortuitum otitis media: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. Indian J Otol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];18:106-109
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