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Acute labyrinthitis secondary to aural tick infestation.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Aminah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Abstract

Aural tick usually menisfests as intolerable otalgia. The severity of pain makes the patient to seek early treatment. Other uncommon symptoms include inner ear dyfunctions such as vertigo and tinnitus. The diagnosis is established by clinical examinaion either by otoscopic evidence of the tick itself, or its fecal remnant. We report a case of patient with acute labyrinthitis features with concurent otoscopic findings of tick fecal material.

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