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Spinose ear tick as the cause of an incident of painful otitis externa

Spinose ear tick as the cause of an incident of painful otitis externa

South African Medical Journal 92(9): 712-713

A case of a 15-year-old girl from Pretoria, South Africa, who was diagnosed with a painful otitis externa is presented. Irrigation of the ear canal flushed out an Otobius megnini nymph and immediate relief was noted.

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