a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.
a2 Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK.
We present the case history of a patient who was severely immunocompromised due to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and who subsequently developed acute mastoiditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal otomastoiditis is a rarely reported complication of HIV infection. A high index of suspicion is required in these patients to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate therapy.
(Accepted March 26 1997)
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