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Otitis Media, Otitis Interna / Labyrinthitis Figure 3

Figure 3: Inner ear infection and head tilt in a 7-month-old female rat
Case history and photo

History

Mäski has had a severe eye infection at the age of 7 months (injury related).

Diagnosis

Head tilt due to inner ear infection.

Treatment

Mäski was treated with the antibiotic, chloropal forte, for her ear infection for a number of weeks.

Outcome

Although the head tilt remained after a number of weeks on the antibiotic, Mäski seemed to do well. Four months later however, she suffered a stroke and had to be euthanized.

Follow-up

Mäski’s owner states in her experience head tilts can result from inner ear or eye infections. She advises to see a veterinarian immediately after seeing the first symptoms and to start with antibiotics right away. She feels that even hours can make a difference in the outcome.

Photo


Photo shows head tilted to one side, and porphyrin stains around eyes

Case history and photo courtesy of Ursi Glatz

Posted on June 26, 2003, 14:54, Last updated on April 7, 2010, 17:33 | Figures



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