Complicated necrotizing otitis externa
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Malignant otitis externa
is a necrotizing infection of the external auditory canal, temporal bone, and surrounding soft tissue.
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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.
Desai, "A case of Collet-Sicard syndrome caused by necrotizing otitis externa
," Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol.
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.
Only a minority of family physicians comply with guidelines on the management of acute otitis externa
(AOE) in adults, whether they be residents working at a training clinic or more experienced clinicians in private practice, according to recent, unpublished research.
Between 2003 and 2009, a mean of 2,516 deaths occurred per year as a result of exposure to 1 of more of 14 different waterborne germs or diseases, including campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, Escherichia coli infections, free-living amoeba, giardiasis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, hepatitis A, Legionnaires' disease, nontuberculous Mycobacterium, otitis externa
, Pseudomonas, salmonellosis, shigellosis, and vibriosis, Julia Gargano, Ph.D., reported in a poster at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
It consists of 55 chapters presented in an outline format on various topics: the history of neurotology; embryology, anatomy, and physiology; clinical, audiologic, and vestibular evaluation; common otologic syndromes; hearing loss; otologic infections, including otitis externa
, otitis media, and cholesteatoma; hearing rehabilitation; skull base disorders; vestibular disorders like Meniere's disease, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, and vestibular migraine; facial nerve anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; pediatric otology; and other otologic considerations, such as otologic manifestations of systemic disorders and external auditory canal lesions.
[USPRwire, Fri Sep 18 2015] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Otitis Externa
Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015" provides an overview of Otitis Externa
clinical trials scenario.