Arthropod in Ear Day Part I
The Phylum Arthropoda was well represented in my clinic recently. First I had a young kid come in with pus draining from his ear for 2-3 days. I thought this was going to be a run of the mill otitis, but no. I pulled out this insect in a piecemeal fashion along with a lot of stinky pus. I wasn’t able to get a thorough look at his TM because of all the pus and he had PE tubes which had been placed by our prestigious ENT blogger, so I sent the child over for Shane to get a second look. This is probably not a big deal to someone who does this all day long for a living, but it was a little unusual for me. I’m sorry for the poor pictures but it was the best I could do. Part II of Ear Arthropod Day is even more interesting.