Meningoencephalitis caused by masked mastoiditis that was diagnosed during a follow‐up in an elderly patient with diabetes mellitus: A case report

@article{Omura2020MeningoencephalitisCB,
  title={Meningoencephalitis caused by masked mastoiditis that was diagnosed during a follow‐up in an elderly patient with diabetes mellitus: A case report},
  author={Takuya Omura and R. Motoyama and Yoshiaki Tamura and K. Nonaka and Zen-ichi Tanei and K. Shigemoto and A. Tokumaru and S. Murayama and T. Arai and A. Araki},
  journal={Geriatrics \& Gerontology International},
  year={2020},
  volume={20},
  pages={500 - 501}
}
Subclinical serious infections can occur in diabetic patients. Viral encephalitis and meningitis are crucial infections even in the antibiotic era; the onset of these infections depends on the pathogen and the immunologic status of the host. We treated an elderly patient with diabetes who developed meningoencephalitis due to masked mastoiditis, which is a subclinical infection without the typical findings of mastoiditis. A 75-year-old man with left hemiparesis and aphasia had fever and… Expand

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