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Occupational otitis externa in chicken catchers

  • Anne Rossiter (a1)

Otitis externa is only occasionally occupational in origin and infestations of the ear are even less common. Two cases of occupational otitis externa due to infestation with Dermanyssus gallinae, the red poultry mite, are reported occurring in poultry workers.

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Address for correspondence: Dr Anne Rossiter, Department of Occupational Health, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree), 11 Gladstone Road, Exeter EX1 2EH. Fax: 01392 405063
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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
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