Vol. 97  No. 1  January 2004

Biotic Foreign Body in the External Auditory 
Canal (Dermacentor sp); Case Report              

Takashi Masaki and Makito Okamoto
(Kitasato University)

Isao Hoshino
(Gyouda General Hospital)

       A 24-year-old female was admitted to our hospital complaining of right otalgia persisting for a few days after a trip to Nepal. Otoscopic examination showed a tick in the right external auditory canal. The tick was removed with forceps. The tick was identified as a nymphal Dermacentor sp. There was no sign of serious complication such as tick paralysis or facial palsy.

Key words : external auditory canal, Dermacentor sp, Nepal


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