Forgotten Cause of Ear Infection: Forgotten Cotton Buds

@article{Shakeel2015ForgottenCO,
  title={Forgotten Cause of Ear Infection: Forgotten Cotton Buds},
  author={Muhammad Shakeel and Salil B. Nair and Zahoor Ahmad and Arie Gordon},
  journal={Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={3}
}
A 76 year old man with multiple comorbidites presented with a 4 week history of right ear infection associated with intense pain and offensive discharge. The right external ear canal was full of granulation tissue. The patient required hospital admission for analgesia, intravenous and topical antibiotic treatment for suspected malignant otitis externa. The patient responded well to medical therapy and one week later the granulation tissue regressed enough to reveal 2 deeply impacted cotton buds… 
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