The red ear
Aryť Weinberg, Ralph Magritz
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;30:34. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.30.34.15020

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The red ear

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;30:34. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.30.34.15020

Received: 31/01/2018 - Accepted: 01/05/2018 - Published: 16/05/2018

Key words: Red ear, mastoiditis, insect bite

© Aryť Weinberg et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Aryť Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany (aryeweinberg@gmail.com)


The red ear

Aryť Weinberg1,&, Ralph Magritz1

 

1Prosper-Hospital, Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany

 

 

&Corresponding author
Aryť Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany

 

 

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A 5-year-old boy was presented to our out-patient clinic by his father with a painful swollen red left ear (A). The father stated that his son has been suffering from an upper- respiratory tract infection and that his left ear has been hurting since the other day. Hearing loss was denied. Clinical examination showed a painfull swelling of the left ear causing it to stick out. Behind the ear an insect bite was noticed, probably from a mosquito (B). Otoscopy showed a white transparent ear drum with no signs of infection. Thus an acute mastoiditis based on a middle ear infection was excluded. The patient was treated for a mosquito bite with a topical coricoidsteroid gel and cooling. The boy totally recovered after two days.

 

Figure 1: A) swollen red ear; B) ear with mosquito bite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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