Mycobacterium fortuitum otitis media: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma

Navneeta Gangwar, Ramaswamy Balakrishnan, Dipak Ranjan Nayak

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Otology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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