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Bezold's sign

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Clinical sign of descending mastoiditis. An inflammatory swelling below the apex of the mastoid process. There is intracranial infection and distribution to mastoiditis sternocleidomastoideus or fossa digastrica.

We thank David de Bhal for correcting en error in the original entry.


  • F. Bezold:
    Erkrankungen des Warzentheiles. Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde, 1877, 4: 26-68. Die Corrosionsanatomie des Ohres mit Rücksicht auf der Otiatrik.
    Monatsschrift für Ohrenheilkunde, Berlin, 1877, 11: 121-127.

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