• 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)
Shelton C, Brackmann DE. Actinomycosis Otitis Media. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(1):88–89. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860130092022
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: