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January 1988

Actinomycosis Otitis Media

Author Affiliations

From the Otologic Medical Group Inc, and the House Ear Institute, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(1):88-89. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860130092022

• Infection of the middle ear and mastoid by actinomycosis is uncommon. We report the 21st case in the English literature. Actinomycosis otitis media is characterized by an indolent course but may be fatal. Multiple recurrences after standard antibiotic therapy are common. Effective treatment consists of surgery and penicillin for several months.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:88-89)