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October 1984

Mycobacterium avium Acute Mastoiditis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(10):686-687. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800360058014

• To our knowledge, atypical mycobacterium has not previously been implicated in de novo acute mastoiditis. We encountered a case in which Mycobacterium avium was the causative agent in acute mastoiditis, in the absence of any bacterial infection.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:686-687)

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