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Recurrent otitic meningitis in the setting of defect in the temporal bone

CT and gadolinium-enhanced MRI studies of a patient with recurrent bacterial meningitis. (A) High-resolution CT scan of the temporal bone showing a bony defect in the segment tympani (arrow). (B) and (C) Gadolinum-enhanced MRI scans showing meningitis localized to the area above the defect. (Courtesy of Dr. H. Christian Davidson.)

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  • AIDS
  • Behçet disease
  • HIV
  • Maffucci syndrome
  • Meningitis
  • Mondini dysplasia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome