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Complications of acute otitis media: cerebellar abscess [Komplikationen der akuten Otitis media: "Das kann ja Eiter werden"]

Item Type:Article
Title:Complications of acute otitis media: cerebellar abscess [Komplikationen der akuten Otitis media: "Das kann ja Eiter werden"]
Creators Name:Manhart, J. and Bellmann-Strobl, J. and Kock, S. and Buettner, A.
Abstract:Acute otitis media is a common disease in children but a cerebellar abscess may develop as a rare complication. The lethality is still high even in the era of modern computed tomography (CT) scanning and sufficient antibiotic therapy. In the present case a 12-year-old boy died from an intracerebellar abscess after a 4 week interval from the beginning of characteristic ear pain for otitis media. Clinically, the initial ear pain changed to uncharacteristic symptoms during the course of the disease without manifestation of the classical triad headache, fever and focal neurologic deficits.
Keywords:Acute Disease, Brain Abscess, Streptococcal Infections, Child, Lethality
Source:Rechtsmedizin
ISSN:0937-9819
Publisher:Springer (Germany)
Volume:21
Number:4
Page Range:313-317
Date:August 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00194-011-0739-z

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