otitis externa

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Noun1.otitis externa - inflammation of the external ear (including auricle and ear canal)
otitis - inflammation of the ear
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If you haven't discussed your ear pain with your doctor, mention it to him or her, since untreated otitis externa can worsen and cause severe ear pain that may radiate to your face and neck, as well as fever.
Factors associated with failure to achieve successful graft uptake and dry ear were assessed in terms of clinico-epidemiological factors like extremity of ages, sex, laterality of disease, socio-economic status, presence of infection like eustachian dysfunction, URTI, otitis externa, size of tympanic membrane perforation, status of pneumatisation of mastoid, expertise of surgeon conducting myringoplasty.
Moreover, of 50 patients with otitis externa, 21 (42%) were females, and 29 (58%) were males, and the majority of the patients were in the age range of 30-60 years.
Cultures can be expensive, but most cases of otitis externa can be managed with topical treatments.
Cole (2004) noticed that otoscopic evaluation of external ear canal and tympanic membrane was the first diagnostic procedure that should be performed in animals presented with otitis externa.
The investigators assessed whether management of 236 patients presenting with suspected acute otitis externa (AOE) was carried out according to guidelines issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
In absence of meningitis and pharyngitis, bacteria may have originated from the external auditory canal without otitis externa.
Based on the severe otalgia, recurring granulation tissue, history of insulin-dependent diabetes, and nuclear imaging findings, the patient was diagnosed with ma lignant otitis externa (MOE).
Patients with this condition, real name otitis externa, experience an inflamed ear canal, usually because of bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
Intolerable irritations of hearing aid wearing ears were significantly associated with bacterial and fungal otitis externa and ear discharge (P = 0.
Also patients who had pain, otitis externa or otomycosis at presentation were excluded from the study.