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Malignant otitis externa in an immunocompetent infant- A case report and review of literature

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Author Details: Arunabha Chakravarty, Sunil Garg

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 124

Article End Page : 125


In infants, malignant otitis externa presents extremely rarely with only nine cases reported till date in the world medical literature. This clinical record documents the first case of the malignant otitis externa in an immunocompetent 3 month old female infant, who was treated successfully with intravenous antibiotics and local debridement. In addition this case report also reviews the scant medical literature on the cited disease.

Keywords: Malignant otitis externa, Infant