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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 262-264

Klebsiella ozaenae subperiosteal mastoid abscess: A brief report and literature review


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

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Dr. Meera Niranjan Khadilkar
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 575 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.indianjotol_82_22

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Subperiosteal abscess (SPA) is a known sequel of acute mastoiditis typically afflicting children and less often the elderly, caused by Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and anaerobes. Atrophic rhinitis is a progressive disease with nasal mucosal and turbinate atrophy, thick dried crusts, and foul odor called ozaena, caused by Klebsiella ozaenae. We present an interesting case of SPA in the mastoid in a patient with atrophic rhinitis, astonishingly caused by a common pathogen, K. ozaenae, and a review of literature. The presence of coexistent atrophic rhinitis and mastoiditis should always compel otolaryngologists to consider K. ozaenae as the common etiology.


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