The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Invasive Fungal Otitis Media in Diabetic Patients: A Case-Based Review


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Peking University, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Capital Medical University, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China

J Int Adv Otol 2023; 19: 55-60
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2023.22743
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BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal otitis media is clinically rare. The clinical features are often atypical in the early stages of the disease, and delayed treatment results in poor outcomes.

METHODS: In this study, we report 2 patients with invasive fungal otitis media with diabetes. The early diagnosis was confirmed by comprehensive methods such as laboratory tests and imaging examinations, and the condition was significantly improved by antifungal drugs and surgical treatment.

RESULTS: By reviewing the literature, we found that invasive fungal infections confined to the middle ear and mastoid were rarely reported, and the diagnosis and treatment were still controversial.

CONCLUSION: In this article, we summarized and evaluated the different diagnoses and treatment methods so as to better diagnose and improve the cure rate in the early stage of invasive fungal infection of the middle ear.

Cite this article as: Liu Y, Han L, Cao J. Invasive fungal otitis media in diabetic patients: A case-based review. J Int Adv Otol. 2023;19(1):55-60.

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