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Subperiosteal Abscess
arise as a complication of acute otitis media, following acute mastoiditis
symptoms - continuous discharge for >10d, otalgia, tenderness of mastoid process
signs - swelling + erythema behind ear with displaced pinna

Always quickly check behind the ear in any child with ear pain, and have a quick press to see if there is any tenderness.

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clulessmedic:

clulessmedic:

Subperiosteal Abscess

  • arise as a complication of acute otitis media, following acute mastoiditis
  • symptoms - continuous discharge for >10d, otalgia, tenderness of mastoid process
  • signs - swelling + erythema behind ear with displaced pinna

Always quickly check behind the ear in any child with ear pain, and have a quick press to see if there is any tenderness.

#emergencyroomlife

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