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November 1944


Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(5):418-422. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020518010

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Acute Otitis Media with Epidural Abscess and Meningitis. Presented by Dr. H. G. Tobey, Dr. Philip Mysel, Dr. A. S. MacMillan, roentgenologist, Dr. C. S. Kubik, neuropathologist, and Dr. Daniel Miller, Resident. (This case was reported Jan. 6, 1943.)  Dr. Daniel Miller: This patient is a 5 year old girl who was admitted to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Dec. 11, 1942, approximately three weeks ago, with a chief complaint of otorrhea on the left side, apparently of five weeks' duration, accompanied by fever and chills. She had had previous acute attacks of otitis media in this ear, in 1937, 1938 and 1939, all of which subsided.On examination there was tenderness over the tip and the antral region of the mastoid process. The culture was reported to show beta hemolytic streptococci. Sulfadiazine therapy was started. The discharge began to diminish. However, two or three days after admission

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