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Question 1: Imaging studies may provide additional information; The standard method of diagnosis is via MRI scan although a ________ is a common alternative as it gives a clearer and more useful image..
Magnetic resonance imagingX-ray computed tomographyMedical radiographyCT pulmonary angiogram

Question 2: ________ may result, or inflammation of the labyrinth of the inner ear (labyrinthitis) may occur, producing vertigo.
PresbycusisHearing impairmentSensorineural hearing lossTinnitus

Question 3: With the development of ________, however, mastoiditis has become quite rare in developed countries.
ATC code J01Nucleic acid inhibitorAntibiotic misuseAntibiotic

Question 4: Infants usually show nonspecific symptoms, including anorexia, ________, or irritability.
DiarrheaGastroenteritisVomitingTraveler's diarrhea

Question 5: In the United States the primary treatment for mastoiditis is administration of ________ antibiotics.
Intravenous therapyIntraosseous infusionCream (pharmaceutical)Enema

Question 6: Mastoiditis is an infection of mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ________ which contains open, air-containing spaces.
Sensory systemPenisBreastEar

Question 7: [1] If untreated, the infection can spread to surrounding structures, including the ________, causing serious complications.
DigestionBrainSensory systemNervous system

Question 8: In the ________ and other developed countries, the incidence of mastoiditis is quite low, around 0.004%, although it is higher in developing countries.
PhilippinesUnited StatesAlaskaCanada

Question 9: [1][2] It is usually caused by untreated acute ________ (middle ear infection) and used to be a leading cause of child mortality.
LabyrinthitisOtitis mediaMastoiditisOtitis externa

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