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Challenges encountered in the diagnosis of tuberculous otitis media: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21693076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective:To report a rare case of tuberculous otitis media, and to highlight barriers to clinical and microbiological diagnosis.Method:Case report and literature review.Results:Tuberculous otitis media is a rare cause of chronic ear infection in the UK. Its symptoms may mimic a range of other otological conditions, including otitis media, chronic suppurative otitis media, cholesteatoma and necrotising otitis media.Conclusion:This case report highlights the challenges of obtaining a clinical diagnosis of tuberculous otitis media, and emphasises the fact that screening for acid-fast bacilli is not sufficient, in isolation, to rule out mycobacterial infection.
O T Dale; A R Clarke; A J Drysdale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
ENT Department, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK.
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