Bordetella pertussis causing otitis media: A case report

Michael E. Decherd, Ronald W. Deskin, Judith L. Rowen, Mace B. Brindley

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Abstract

Objective/Hypothesis: Bordetella pertussis is an unusual cause of otitis media with effusion. We report a case in a neonate. Study Design: Case report. Methods: A case is presented. Results: A 1-month-old infant girl was admitted because of respiratory distress and subsequently was found to have pertussis. On examination she was noted to have a middle ear effusion. Myringotomy was performed for culture. Culture confirmed B pertussis. We were unable to find a previous report of B pertussis otitis media. Conclusion: Bordetella pertussis has been identified in the middle ear effusion of an infant with the pertussis syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-227
Number of pages2
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Bordetella pertussis, otitis media, whooping cough, case report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Decherd, M. E., Deskin, R. W., Rowen, J. L., & Brindley, M. B. (2003). Bordetella pertussis causing otitis media: A case report. Laryngoscope, 113(2), 226-227. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005537-200302000-00006