malignant external otitis

malignant external otitis

a life-threatening Pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in old people with diabetes that begins with ear pain and swelling of and discharge from the external auditory canal.

necrotising external otitis

Otitis externa accompanied by osteomyelitis and bone erosion, which often arises in a background of Pseudomonas otitis in patients who are elderly, diabetic and/or immunocompromised.

ma·lig·nant ex·ter·nal o·ti·tis

(mă-lig'nănt eks-tĕr'nălō-tī'tis)
A life-threatening Pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in elderly people with diabetes that begins with ear pain and swelling of and discharge from the external auditory canal.
Synonym(s): Pseudomonas osteomyelitis.
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malignant external otitis and temporal bone cancer.
Simultaneous presentation of malignant external otitis and temporal bone cancer.
Ciprofloxacin: Drug of choice in the treatment of malignant external otitis (MEO).
Chronic swimmer's ear can lead to malignant external otitis, an infection of the ear canal's cartilage and bone, potentially resulting in facial nerve paralysis.
Clinical records malignant external otitis in an infant.
Successful treatment of malignant external otitis with oral ciprofloxacin: report of experience with 23 patients.
Narozny W, Kuczkowski J, Stankiewicz C, Kot J, Mikaszewski B, Przewozny T: Value of hyperbaric oxygen in bacterial and fungal malignant external otitis treatment.
2) In 1968, Chandler coined the term malignant external otitis to emphasize the high mortality and morbidity associated with this disease.
Roentgenographic findings of malignant external otitis.
Histopathology of the soft parts in 50 patients with malignant external otitis.
Judging from the literature on malignant external otitis media, [11,2] we believed that we would need at least 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy.

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