The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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Perichondritis due to a herpes zoster Infection after an Ear Piercing: a Case Report

Author(s): Ebrahim Karim, Setayesh Abazari,Sana Rashid, Mohammad Darvish

Nowadays piercing has become one of the most popular fashionable and cultural customs and people of all ages are interested in this cosmetic procedure. One of the common sites of piercing is ears which, like any other piercing, can bring about many complications like infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, keloid formation, and traumatic tearing. In this paper, we report a case of perichondritis due to Staphylococcal secondary infection to a primary herpes zoster infection following ear piercing

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