Patulous Eustachian tube and palatine defect in a Dachshund with chronic unilateral otitis externa and otitis media.

CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of pET described in animals. The ET dysfunction and palatine defect were likely the cause of the otitis in this dog. Clinicians should investigate pET in animals with signs of OE characterized by frothy liquid and food fragments in the ear canal in addition to sneezing after drinking water. PMID: 31908074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Veterinary Dermatology - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Vet Dermatol Source Type: research

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Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionThe COMQ-12 could be a useful tool to differentiate chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma.
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Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Multiple sclerosis Article Source Type: research
The San Joaquin Valley in Central California is a semiarid region that is known to be highly endemic for coccidioidomycosis infections in high-risk groups. Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, is caused by the fungal spore Coccidioides, which can be found in the soil in arid and semiarid regions in the Southwest United States and parts of Central and South America. When soil is disturbed through excavation, agricultural activities, or with any other soil movement, these activities can release the fungal spores into air; people who are in close proximity can potentially inhale them.
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