Otomastoiditis caused by Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI) is rare. Sub-optimal management of this condition can lead to significant morbidity and serious damage to the middle ear. Diagnosis is difficult, especially since most physicians are not familiar with the mode of presentation and symptoms. Presented here is a new case, followed by a review of the literature on MAI mastoiditis.

dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-006-0218-8, hdl.handle.net/1765/60306
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases
Department of Pediatrics

Muller, B, Kemper, J, Hartwig, N.G, Mooi-Kokenberg, E.A.N.M, van Altena, R, & Versteegh, F.G. (2006). Mycobacterium avium intracellulare otomastoiditis: Case report and literature review. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases, 25(11), 723–727. doi:10.1007/s10096-006-0218-8