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Are there long-term effects of mastoiditis on my child's health?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not.

If the mastoiditis is treated early and appropriately, there are rarely any long term effects.
Occasionally, hearing loss, meningitis, other major infections and scarring can occur but this is fairly rare.

In brief: Usually not.

If the mastoiditis is treated early and appropriately, there are rarely any long term effects.
Occasionally, hearing loss, meningitis, other major infections and scarring can occur but this is fairly rare.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hearing and brain

Mastoiditis is usually due to extension of infection from middle ear and can spread to the brain.
Long-term effects include deafness and risk of brain infection.

In brief: Hearing and brain

Mastoiditis is usually due to extension of infection from middle ear and can spread to the brain.
Long-term effects include deafness and risk of brain infection.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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