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What is it and how to treat it?

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine' started by Cert1967, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing

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    My fellow LFHS classmate developed an ear problem. Attached is a photo of the tissue from his case of "swimmer's ear", quite painfull, he said. Anyone care to guess what this cute little thing is and how it was effectively treated?

    swimmers ear tissue.png
     
  2. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Syphilis?
     
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  3. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Is this a guessing game, and you already know the answer? if so, just tell us.
     
  5. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

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    :rofl3::rofl3: :cheers:
     
  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like it may be fungal infection due to an Aspergillus spp. Topical and systemic antifungal therapy may be effective. Voriconazole or another active azole would probably be used. Invasive disease may require surgical debridement
    More serious invasive disease is often seen in patients with uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression. The morphology in the photo does not look like the invasive form, more like superficial growth
     
  7. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz Solo Diver

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  8. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing

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    Why not guess a little, it's a bit fun.

    Someone has already won the chicken dinner

    Hint, it didn't respond to ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone drops or systemic amoxicillin.

    What over-the-counter treatment was used successfully?

    Attached is the original specimen

    original specimen.png
     
  9. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz Solo Diver

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    needs banana for scale
     
  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or a waste of time. Esp in the diving medicine forum.
    Ask questions, provide information, but put guessing games elsewhere.
     
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