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Related to myringitis: bullous myringitis, myringitis bullosa


Inflammation of the tympanic membrane. Also called tympanitis.

[Modern Latin myringa or myrinx, myring-, tympanic membrane (from Late Latin mēninga, meninx, from Greek mēninx) + -itis.]
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(Medicine) an inflammation of the eardrum
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n. miringitis, infl. del tímpano.
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Terms myringitis and myringoplastica don't associate on the name of the involved structure-eardrum (membrana tympanica) because they are derived from the term myringa (Stamatakos; Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 2013).
MRSA has been reported to be more frequent in patients with COM than in those with acute otitis externa and myringitis and to be more frequent in patients with suppurative OM than in those with acute tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess.
During that encounter, she was also noted to have right bullous myringitis (purulent inflammation of the tympanic membrane), right parotitis suspected to be mumps, and suspected pneumonia.
Extra pulmonary abnormalities seen in mycoplasma infections include hemolysis, skin rash, chemical hepatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, rhythm disturbance, congestive heart failure, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, polyarthralgia, myalgia, otitis media, and bullous myringitis [5, 6].
(i) Adventitious breath sounds (rales/crackles, rhonchi, wheezes) (ii) Decreased intensity of breath sounds (iii) Dullness to percussion (iv) Lymphadenopathy (v) Pleural friction rub (vi) Bradycardia (a) (vii) Periodontal disease (b) (viii) Bullous myringitis (c) (ix) Cutaneous nodules (d) (a) may indicate Legionella etiology; (b) may indicate an anaerobic and/or polymicrobial infection; (c) may indicate a Mycoplasma pneumonia infection; (d) may indicate a Nocardia infection via hematogenous spread from a pulmonary focus.
Otitis media is a complex and multifactorial condition with four defined stages: myringitis, acute otitis media, secretory (serous) otitis media, and chronic otitis media.
Other group of patients have granular myringitis. Very small number of patients fall in this group.
Although redness of the TM is an early sign of otitis media, it is not diagnostic on its own as there are numerous other causes, including crying, otitis externa, myringitis and barotrauma.