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Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in a young child: A diagnostic and clinical challenge

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shahe Boghossian


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Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone is a rare clinical condition. It is common in operations involving the base of the skull, in tuberculosis and in immunocompromised patients. The report shows a unique case whereby a fully immunocompetent patient presents with periauricular exudation of an unclear aetiology. The case raised questions whether the patient, who was originally from the Arabian Peninsula, had acquired a tropical infection or some novel disease, or possibly immunosuppression. After a lengthy series of investigations a diagnosis of osteomyelitis of the temporal bone was diagnosed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Boghossian S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: New Armenian Medical Journal

Year: 2009

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Pages: 63-66

ISSN (print): 1820-0254

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Publisher: Yerevan State Medical University