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July 1989

Tuberculosis of the Middle Ear in an Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Davidson and Katznelson) and Otolaryngology (Drs Creter and Leventon), The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and The Tel Aviv (Israel) University, Sackler School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(7):876-877. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860310114035

• Tuberculosis of the middle ear is currently a rare disease. As most physicians are unfamiliar with the typical presenting features, the diagnosis is made too late, with resulting complications, such as irreversible hearing loss and facial nerve paralysis. A case report and review of the literature are presented, emphasizing that tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic ear infection.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;115:876-877)