Pre-auricular Abscess Due To
Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology, (presently working)
Indira Gandhi Govt Medical college & research institute,
Vazhudavur road, Kadirkammam, Puducherry-605009.
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A case of pre-auricular abscess due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a three year old female child is reported here for its rare site of occurrence and isoniazid (INH) resistance of the isolate. The diagnosis was established by the demonstration of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in the pus sample and also by cultures on Lowenstein-Jensenâ€™s medium. The isolate was INH resistant. The child was successfully treated with Category I anti-tubercular therapy as per the RNTCP guidelines.