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Inflammation of the mastoid antrum (air space in the mastoid portion (air cells of various sizes and shapes in the mastoid process of the temporal bone communicating with the middle ear and the mastoid cells); usually the result of an infection of the middle ear, with which the mastoid cells communicate.

Mastoiditis more often follows a sore throat and a respiratory infection, but it can also be caused by diseases such as diphtheria, measles, and scarlet fever. Symptoms include earache and a ringing in the ears.

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