oa Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases - Nocardia mastoiditis in an African child : case study

Volume 29, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2312-0053



A previously well, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive boy, presented with features of chronic mastoiditis with no intracranial complications. Intraoperative findings revealed a chronic granulomatous infection. Culture of pus swabs grew , sensitive to trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole. The child completed 12 months of treatment. There are very few case reports on in the literature, and the incidence of this as a complication of otitis media is unknown. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of from Africa.

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