Otitis externa and otitis media are commonly encountered in clinical practice. We report an unusual case of otitis externa, which was caused by Vibrio alginolyticus, several months after saltwater exposure. Clinicians need to be aware of this unusual pathogen, especially in refractory cases of ear infections.
Mukherji A, Schroeder S, Deyling C, Procop GW. An Unusual Source of Vibrio alginolyticus–Associated OtitisProlonged Colonization or Freshwater Exposure?. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(6):790-791. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.6.790