Which ENT findings are characteristic of hypogammaglobulinemia?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth A Secord, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Ear, nose, and throat

  • Tympanic membrane perforation or scarring, with hearing loss, can occur because of recurrent otitis media. Purulent nasal discharge, a cobblestone pattern of pharyngeal mucosa, and nasal exudate usually are present, consistent with chronic sinusitis, which is one of the most common findings in these patients.

  • Note the presence or absence of tonsillar tissue.


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