Masked mastoiditis with meningitis : do we treat ct scan?

Authors

  • Salman Bin Amiruddin Medical Lecturer/ENT Specialist Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Roslenda Abdul Rahman ENT Specialist, Subang Jaya Medical Centre

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i3.32875

Keywords:

Chronic Mastoiditis, Otogenic, Meningitis, Masked Mastoiditis

Abstract

Otogenic infection is the most common cause of meningitis.Therefore, it should be ruled out during clinical assessment of a patient with any intracranial infection. Masked mastoiditis is a known intratemporal complication of acute otitis media after inadequate antimicrobial treatment. It is defined as inflammation of mucosal lining and bony structures of the mastoid air cells with an intact tympanic membrane. It should be regarded as the source of infection in a patient with meningitis and positive radiological findings of mastoiditis even though the patient does not have any evidence of ear infection clinically. We report a case of bacterial meningitis following masked mastoiditis in an 68-years-old man.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.16(3) 2017 p.458-460

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Salman Bin Amiruddin, Medical Lecturer/ENT Specialist Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin



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Published

2017-06-09

How to Cite

Amiruddin, S. B., & Rahman, R. A. (2017). Masked mastoiditis with meningitis : do we treat ct scan?. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 16(3), 458–460. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i3.32875

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Case Reports