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Aspergillus mastoiditis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • P. D. Yates (a1), T. Upile (a1), P. R. Axon (a1) and J. de Carpentier (a2)


We present the case history of a patient who was severely immunocompromised due to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and who subsequently developed acute mastoiditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal otomastoiditis is a rarely reported complication of HIV infection. A high index of suspicion is required in these patients to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate therapy.


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Address for correspondence: Mr P. D. Yates, 220 Belmont Road, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 7AZ.


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