Discussion on Otitis Externa

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In discussing otitis externa, the diagnosis can be explained by misdiagnosis. Some patients are diabetic immunocompromised with severe pain in the ear should have necrotizing OE excluded by an otolaryngologist. Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal, the auricle, or both. It is a common disease that can be found in all age groups. OE usually represents an acute bacterial infection of the skin of the ear canal (most commonly attributable to Pseudomonas aeruginosa or staphylococcus aureus, but can also be caused by other bacteria, viruses, or a fungal infection. Several factors can contribute EAC infection and development of OE, include the following, absence of cerumen, high humidity, retained…show more content…
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