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Mastoiditis Underlying Cause

Mastoiditis is caused by an infection of the middle ear, called otitis media. The bacteria spread to the mastoid bone, which lies directly next to the middle ear.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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