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Bilateral otitis media and hearing loss in an adult.

Colodny SM, Heinemann FS, Mellors JW - Yale J Biol Med (1986 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: Prompt recognition and treatment of the underlying disease is needed to preserve auditory function and prevent involvement of other organ systems.We present the case of a thirty-four-year-old male with bilateral serous otitis media and progressive hearing loss, which was refractory to antimicrobial therapy and middle ear drainage.The differential diagnosis and probable cause of this unusual finding are discussed.

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Bilateral otitis media, an uncommon entity in adults, may represent the initial manifestation of a life-threatening systemic disease. Prompt recognition and treatment of the underlying disease is needed to preserve auditory function and prevent involvement of other organ systems. We present the case of a thirty-four-year-old male with bilateral serous otitis media and progressive hearing loss, which was refractory to antimicrobial therapy and middle ear drainage. A mastoid biopsy revealed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation. The differential diagnosis and probable cause of this unusual finding are discussed.

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Bilateral otitis media and hearing loss in an adult.

Colodny SM, Heinemann FS, Mellors JW - Yale J Biol Med (1986 Jan-Feb)

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Bottom Line: Prompt recognition and treatment of the underlying disease is needed to preserve auditory function and prevent involvement of other organ systems.We present the case of a thirty-four-year-old male with bilateral serous otitis media and progressive hearing loss, which was refractory to antimicrobial therapy and middle ear drainage.The differential diagnosis and probable cause of this unusual finding are discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Bilateral otitis media, an uncommon entity in adults, may represent the initial manifestation of a life-threatening systemic disease. Prompt recognition and treatment of the underlying disease is needed to preserve auditory function and prevent involvement of other organ systems. We present the case of a thirty-four-year-old male with bilateral serous otitis media and progressive hearing loss, which was refractory to antimicrobial therapy and middle ear drainage. A mastoid biopsy revealed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation. The differential diagnosis and probable cause of this unusual finding are discussed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus