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Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in identical twin infants

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June 14, 2011
by Sampath C. Prasad, MS, DNB, Kishore Chandra Prasad, DLO, MS, FACS, Rukma Bhandary, DLO, MS, Kumar Abhijith, MS, and Pallavi Sampath, DNB


Osteomyelitis of the skull base almost always occurs in elderly patients with diabetes; however, it may occur in patients with compromised immune function regardless of their age. We present the cases of a pair of immunocompetent, 2-year-old identical twins who experienced osteomyelitis of the temporal bone almost exactly 1 year apart. An incident such as this, in this age group, has never been reported in the literature.

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