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inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
myringitis bullo´sa (bullous myringitis) a form of viral otitis media in which serous or hemorrhagic blebs appear on the tympanic membrane and adjacent wall of the acoustic meatus.
painful inflammation of the tympanic membrane accompanied by bullae.
Etymology: L, bulla + myringa, eardrum
an inflammatory condition of the eardrum, characterized by painful fluid-filled vesicles on the tympanic membrane and the sudden onset of severe pain in the ear. The condition often occurs with bacterial otitis media. Treatment includes administration of antibiotics and analgesics and surgical draining of the vesicles. See also otitis media.