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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 158-160

Vibrio alginolyticus tympanostomy tube otorrhea in a child newly diagnosed with primary ciliary dyskinesia with no seawater exposure

1 College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdulrahman O Alomar
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Al Hars Al Watani, Ar Rimayah, Riyadh 14611
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_26_21

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Vibrio alginolyticus is a rare pathogenic organism that has been associated with seawater contact causing gastrointestinal disease in most cases and in a narrower spectrum, otitis media, and externa. Here, we report an 8-year-old male child who presented with tympanostomy tube otorrhea caused by V. alginolyticus although his family reported strict water precaution adherence without any exposure to swimming pools nor seawater. Before this presentation, he had multiple otological and respiratory complaints since his birth, and he was investigated for primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), for which nasal biopsy was done and returned negative. However, genetic panel testing was positive and confirmed PCD.

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