• Extrapulmonary foci of tuberculosis appear more frequently than in previous years, while the incidence of tuberculous otitis, a neglected and often difficult to diagnose entity, is unknown. We describe a case of an adult with miliary tuberculosis not initially suspected on clinical criteria, in whom the diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis was made by inspection of a modified Kinyoun stain of occult ear discharge. The significance and diagnostic problems associated with tuberculous otitis are briefly reviewed.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1029-1030)
Vomero E, Ratner SJ. Diagnosis of Miliary Tuberculosis by Examination of Middle Ear Discharge. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(9):1029–1030. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860210095024
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