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A simple ear infection gets complicated

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H Atkinson, AG Tucker
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 1, p.24 (123Doc Education, London, January 2013)


12 month old girl present to accident and emergency with a history of ear ache and fevers. She is found to have reduced consciousness and evidence of mastoiditis. She undergoes a CT which shows evidence of further intracranial complications and goes to theatre for surgical management of this.

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H Atkinson

Department of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery,
Bradford Royal Infirmary,
Bradford, UK.

AG Tucker

Department of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery,
Bradford Royal Infirmary,
Bradford, UK.


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