Septate fungal invasion in masked mastoiditis: A diagnostic dilemma

George Kuruvilla*, A. Job, J. Mathew, A. P. Ayyappan, M. Jacob

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Invasive fungal mastoiditis is a rare entity, seen almost entirely in immunocompromized patients. It has been reported primarily in patients with leukaemia and more recently with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A literature search revealed only a few reports in diabetic patients, in whom the invasive fungus was identified as mucormycosis in all cases. We report the first case in the English literature of invasive septate fungal mastoiditis in a diabetic patient with intact tympanic membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Aspergillus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Mastoiditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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