Case Report

Tuberculous Otitis Media With Complications

Authors: THOMAS CAWTHON MD, ROBERT H. COX MD, GEORGE A. PANKEY MD

Abstract

Tuberculous otitis media, although uncommon today, is still a differential diagnosis of suppurative otitis media. Our patient's otitis progressed from a draining ear with hearing loss to include facial nerve paralysis and meningitis. Several surgical procedures including radical mastoidectomy were insufficient to halt progression of the disease. After culture of acid-fast bacilli from the aural drainage and the cerebrospinal fluid, antituberculous chemotherapy was started and the patient responded well to treatment.

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