Actinomycosis of the Middle Ear in Children: Case Report and Literature Review

Takuma Ohnishi, Satoshi Sato, Satoshi Asanuma, Yoji Uejima, Eisuke Suganuma

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Actinomycosis of the middle ear is a rare infectious disease, characterized by a slowly progressive clinical course. We report the case of a 9-year-old girl with recurrent otitis media, who presented with clinical signs of a cholesteatoma. She underwent tympanoplasty and ossiculoplasty. After surgery, actinomycosis was diagnosed histologically. We also provide a review of 16 published pediatric cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E478-E480
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinomyces species
  • actinomycosis
  • otitis media
  • tympanomastoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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