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February 1988

Fungal Mastoiditis in the Immunocompromised Host

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Drs Stanley and McCaffrey), and the Section of Surgical Pathology (Dr Weiland), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860140096030

• An immunocompromised patient is subject to unusual, severe opportunistic infections. We report a case of Aspergillus fumigatus mastoiditis in a patient with leukemia who also had cryptococcal meningitis. A fatal outcome ensued, despite extensive surgical and antimicrobial intervention.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:198-199)