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Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not likely

Ear infections do not predispose one to warts or tumors, although an untreated ear infection could cause an abscess which is tumor-like in its behavior.

In brief: Not likely

Ear infections do not predispose one to warts or tumors, although an untreated ear infection could cause an abscess which is tumor-like in its behavior.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not at all

A middle ear infection is limited to the middle ear space, and has its own pattern of germs as a cause.
They do not include the wart virus or anything to do with tumors. Sometimes a mass can develop within a dimple or retraction pocket in the ear drum & can act like a tumor (cholesteotoma) but that has less to do with an infection & more to do with a chance event.

In brief: Not at all

A middle ear infection is limited to the middle ear space, and has its own pattern of germs as a cause.
They do not include the wart virus or anything to do with tumors. Sometimes a mass can develop within a dimple or retraction pocket in the ear drum & can act like a tumor (cholesteotoma) but that has less to do with an infection & more to do with a chance event.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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