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Recurrent infestation of the mastoid cavity with Caloglyphys berlesei: an occupational hazard

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Vinidh Paleri


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Mite infestation of the ear is an unusual clinical problem that is easily cured with simple measures and recurrent infestation has not been reported till date. We present here a patient who developed recurrent infestation of otherwise healthy mastoid cavities with the storage mite Caloglyphus berlesei, secondary to occupational exposure. This kind of recurrent mite infestation of the ear has not been described before.

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Author(s): Paleri V, Ruckley RW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Laryngology and Otology

Year: 2001

Volume: 115

Issue: 8

Pages: 652-653

ISSN (print): 0022-2151

ISSN (electronic): 1748-5460

Publisher: Cambridge University Press