Please note, due to essential maintenance online transactions will not be possible between 01:30 and 03:00 BST, on Tuesday 28th January 2020 (19:30-21:00 EDT). We apologise for any inconvenience.
To report an unusual case of fungal mastoiditis caused by entomophthorales in an immunocompetent patient, and its management.
Case report with a review of the literature.
A 13-year-old girl presented to us with a mastoid abscess. Entomophthoromycotic infection of the mastoid was diagnosed on histopathological examination, and subsequently treated with surgical debridement and amphotericin B injection.
This is the first reported case of mastoid abscess secondary to entomophthoromycosis. Early detection and treatment contributed to this patient's good outcome.