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571 Possible Causes for Ear Discharge, Meningitis

  • Tuberculosis

    A 61-year-old cardiac transplant recipient developed tuberculosis meningitis during treatment of miliary tuberculosis.[] These findings prompted the clinicians to send swabs from the purulent discharge from the ear for acid-fast bacilli stain.[] Tuberculous meningitis presents with headache, altered mental status, fever and sometimes coma.[]

  • Otitis Media

    The patient presented petrositis and bilateral laryngeal paralysis with lymphocytic meningitis after six and eight months respectively.[] Culture of the ear discharge: Culture of the ear discharge may be done to determine the presence and type of the causative agent.[] Intracranial complications Meningitis – Sepsis, headache, vomiting, neck rigidity, photophobia and positive Kernig’s sign (pain on meningeal stretch eg chin to chest or straight[]

  • Chronic Otitis Media

    Intracranial air is usually asymptomatic but carries a potential risk of increased intracranial pressure or meningitis which require immediate therapy.[] There was no history of bloody ear discharge or radiological findings of bony erosion suggestive of malignancy.[] […] coexistence of complications of COM in the same case is a rare situation, and the present report describes a case with mastoiditis, Bezold abscess, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis, meningitis[]

  • Acute Mastoiditis

    […] findings and treatment algorithms for intracranial complications of acute mastoiditis, such as sigmoid sinus thrombosis, otitic hydrocephalus, intracranial abscess, and otitic meningitis[] Cultures were obtained at admission in 83 (72%) episodes (71 by tympanocentesis and 12 from ear discharges).[] Extension of the infectious process beyond the mastoid system can lead to a variety of intracranial and extracranial complications including meningitis, epidural and intracerebral[]

  • Acute Otitis Media

    Meningitis in a patient with a cochlear implant is not necessarily related to the implant.[] discharge have a worse prognosis 5 and a more prolonged duration of ear pain or fever than those without ear discharge. 6 Current guidance from the UK National Institute[] The case is described of pneumocephalus and meningitis secondary to acute otitis media.[]

  • Middle Ear Cholesteatoma

    Neither meningitis nor recurrence was observed in any patient during the follow-up periods (mean 29.4 months, range 6-64 months).[] Doctors' initial inspections may only reveal an ear canal full of discharge.[] In some instances, cholesteatomas can expand up into the brain, causing meningitis, sinus thrombosis, facial nerve palsy, vestibulitis and differently localized abscess.[]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    , serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to a report in the journal ...[] Ear discharge in children presenting with acute otitis media: observational study from UK general practice. Br J Gen Pract 2010 ; 60 : 101 -5.[] All discharge, ear wax and debris must be removed and to perform an adequate otoscopy.[]

  • Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

    This case is the first to report Gradenigo's syndrome presenting with meningitis on a background of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) and petrous apicitis (apical petrositis[] Protracted non-healing ear discharge still remains a prominent feature of CSOM in our experience.[] The most common intracranial complication was lateral sinus thrombophlebitis (19.5%), followed by perisigmoid sinus abscess (13.5%), meningitis (9%), brain abscess (6.5%),[]

  • Mastoiditis

    We consider this disease development an example of immune-induced proliferative fibrotic changes in meninges.[] We report one such case of a patient who presented to us with trismus, jaw pain, and ear discharge.[] Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which are the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Meningitis caused by bacteria can be fatal.[]

  • Patulous Eustachian Tube

    This vaccine is routinely given to infants and toddlers to prevent meningitis , pneumonia, and blood infections.[] […] wax) C445 Deafness (partial to complete) C506 Ear_conditions_various (discharges- tinnitus- itching- hearing loss- Also see Otitis.)[] […] infections can lead to more serious complications, including mastoiditis (a rare inflammation of a bone adjacent to the ear), hearing loss , perforation of the eardrum, meningitis[]

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