Aspergillus necrotizing otitis externa with temporomandibulozygomatic involvement.

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Aspergillus necrotizing otitis externa with temporomandibulozygomatic involvement.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2020 Mar 02;:

Authors: Noroy L, Pujo K, Leghzali-Moise H, Saison J

INTRODUCTION: Aspergillus necrotizing otitis externa (NOE) is a rare disease, often associated with delayed diagnosis, the management of which is poorly defined.
SUMMARY: The authors report a case of Aspergillus flavus necrotizing otitis externa with temporomandibular arthritis and temporozygomatic osteomyelitis with Staphylococcal coinfection in a diabetic patient. The diagnosis and discontinuation of treatment were guided by PET-CT scan. A favourable course without sequelae was observed after repeated surgical curettage and 3 months of antifungal therapy.
DISCUSSION: Aspergillus flavus is the agent most commonly incriminated in NOE. Indirect diagnostic tests (serology) may be negative. The diagnosis is based on imaging-guided surgical biopsy with histological examination and standard and fungal microbiological culture. Treatment requires a combination of surgery and antifungal therapy. The duration of antifungal therapy is poorly defined and discontinuation of therapy can be guided by PET-CT scan.

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