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Propionibacterium skull base osteomyelitis complicated by internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm

Kathryn L. Kreicher, Shivangi Lohia, Ted A. Meyer, Jonathan L. Hatch
The microbiology of skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is evolving. We present here the first case of SBO caused by Propionibacterium acnes leading to the development of a pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery. Otolaryngologists should recognize this pathogen as a potential cause of invasive temporal bone infection to optimize prompt diagnosis and treatment. Laryngoscope, 127:2337–2339, 2017

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/lary.26412

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