Tuberculous otitis media -- a diagnostic dilemma.

  title={Tuberculous otitis media -- a diagnostic dilemma.},
  author={Rajiv K. Bhalla and Terence M. Jones and Michael M Rothburn and A. Swift},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  volume={28 3},
Tuberculous otitis media can provide a diagnostic challenge even to the most astute and experienced clinician. The rarity of the condition and its propensity to masquerade as commoner otological conditions further delays diagnosis and treatment. We present the case of a 22-year-old female who presented with chronic aural discharge, unilateral hearing loss and recurrent hemifacial paralysis. The paper highlights the difficulty in diagnosis and stresses the need for a high index of suspicion in… CONTINUE READING

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