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Multiple simultaneous complications of acute otitis media in a child diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease: A case report

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May 1, 2008
by Robert Wilson, MD, Tarika Bhuta, MD, and Richard Haydon, MD


While the prevalence of acute otitis media complications in pediatric patients has decreased over the past 30 years because of effective antibiotic therapy, the incidence has begun to rise again recently, possibly because of increased antibiotic resistance. Patients who simultaneously manifest multiple complications may require a more thorough evaluation, including an immunologic work-up. The presented case should encourage physicians to investigate the possibility of an underlying immunodeficiency when treating patients with multiple simultaneous complications of acute otitis media.

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