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Painful rash of the auricle: Herpes zoster oticus

December 19, 2014  |  Chao-Yin Kuo, MD; Yuan-Yung Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD

A PCR assay in addition to conventional serologic testing provides quick confirmation of the diagnosis of herpes zoster oticus infection.

Idiopathic nasal bone osteitis: A preliminary report on a recently recognized entity

August 21, 2016  |  Yotam Shkedy, MD; Ohad Ronen, MD; Sarah Gips, MD; Avi Front†; Tal Marshak, MD; Nechama Uri, MD


Osteitis of the nasal bones is a rare disease; when it occurs, it usually has a known etiology. To the best of our knowledge, idiopathic nasal bone osteitis (NBO) has not been described before. We conducted a study to analyze the behavior of idiopathic NBO and its outcome and...

Blastomycosis of the nose: A case report

August 21, 2016  |  Thomas M. Jetmore, MD; Jennifer Phan, MD; Abideen O. Yekinni, MD, FACS


Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus endemic to the North American soil near the Mississippi, Ohio, and St. Lawrence river valleys, as well as the Great Lakes Basin. It is responsible for blastomycosis, a systemic pyogranulomatous disease. Blastomycosis of...

Detection of CMV DNA in the perilymph of a 6-year-old boy with congenital cytomegalovirus infection

June 14, 2016  |  Ina Foulon, MD; Oriane Soetens, PhD; Leen Vleurinck, MA; Frans Gordts, PhD; Astrid Leus, MD; Anne Naessens, PhD


We present the case of a 6-year-old boy who received a cochlear implant for profound sensorineural hearing loss after being born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Even after 6 years, CMV DNA was still found in the perilymph of the cochlea. Our case shows that CMV DNA can be...


March 16, 2016  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Surgical treatment is the mainstay of therapy for rhinosporidiosis, but there is a 10% recurrence rate.

Helicobacter pylori in lacrimal secretions

March 16, 2016  |  Aysegul Batioglu-Karaaltin, MD; Ozlem Saatci, MD; Meltem Akpinar, MD; Melih Ozgur Celik, PhD; Omer Develioglu, MD; Ozgur Yigit, MD; Mehmet Kulekci, MD; Alper Tunga Akarsubasi, PhD


The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Helicobacter pylori in human lacrimal and nasal secretions. Eighty patients with complaints of dyspepsia who had undergone endoscopies and gastric antrum biopsies were included in the study. A total of five...

Granulomatous ulcers of the nose and oropharynx: Lupus vulgaris revisited

February 24, 2016  |  Mainak Dutta, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Ramanuj Sinha, MS, DNB

Lupus vulgaris manifests as a postprimary chronic granulomatous ulcer in patients with moderate to good immunity.

Laryngotracheal mucormycosis: Report of a case

January 22, 2016  |  Jillian Mattioni, DO; Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD; David Carlson, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Airway mucormycosis is a deadly opportunistic infection that affects immunocompromised persons, particularly diabetics and those undergoing chemotherapy. Although it is typically a pulmonary or sinonasal infection, mucormycosis can affect the larynx and trachea, with...

Nasal myiasis: A case report

July 21, 2015  |  Zrria L. White, MD; Michael W. Chu, MD; Richard J. Hood, MD


Nasal myiasis is a rare condition, with only a few reported cases and no treatment consensus. We propose a conservative treatment approach with saline irrigation and debridement. Two patients in the ICU of Norfolk General Hospital, a tertiary academic referral center, presented...

Cervical necrotizing fasciitis as a complication of acute epiglottitis managed with minimally aggressive surgical intervention: Case report

July 21, 2015  |  Rajesh Babu Gollapalli, MBBS, MS(ENT), DORL; Ana Nusa Naiman, FRACS; David Merry, FRACS


Cervical necrotizing fasciitis secondary to epiglottitis is rare. The standard treatment of this severe condition has long been early and aggressive surgical debridement and adequate antimicrobial therapy. We report the case of an immunocompetent 59-year-old man who developed...

Maggot infestation of an ulcerated neck wound

June 5, 2015  |  Sidharth V. Puram, MD, PhD; Margaret S. Carter, MD; Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS

The presence of maggots was hardly deliberate in this case, but these larvae successfully debrided a locally recurrent necrotic lymph node.

Potentially lethal pharyngolaryngeal edema with dyspnea in adult patients with mumps: A series of 5 cases

April 28, 2015  |  Masafumi Ohki, MD; Yuka Baba, MD; Shigeru Kikuchi, PhD; Atsushi Ohata, PhD; Takeshi Tsutsumi, PhD; Sunao Tanaka, MD; Atsushi Tahara, MD; Shinji Urata, MD; Junichi Ishikawa, MD


In this article we describe 5 rare cases of mumps-associated pharyngolaryngeal edema. To the best of our knowledge, this report includes the first case of mumps-associated pharyngolaryngeal edema in a patient who had previously received mumps vaccination, and these cases...


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