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19 year old man with a sore throat, ear pain, and a red eye
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 1998
Volume 4, Number 18
May 11, 1998
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Victor L. Perez, M.D. | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Ancillary Testing
Radiographic Studies
CT scan sinuses and orbits: see figure 7
Chest x-Ray: Normal

Pathology
Nasal Septum Biopsy: Acute non-granulomatous inflammation.
Earlobe Cartilage Biopsy: See figure 8
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Figure 7
CT scan showing an area of soft tissue swelling in the nasal septum.

Figure 8
Earlobe cartilage showing loss of basophilic staining of cartilage matrix with some areas of tissue destruction with replacement of fibrous tissue.