myringitis


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Related to myringitis: bullous myringitis, myringitis bullosa

myringitis

 [mĭ-rin-ji´tis]
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.

myr·in·gi·tis

(mir'in-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
Synonym(s): tympanitis
[myring- + G. -itis, inflammation]

myringitis

/my·rin·gi·tis/ (mir″in-ji´tis) 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 often on the adjacent wall of the auditory meatus.

myringitis

(mîr′ĭn-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the tympanic membrane. Also called tympanitis.

myringitis

[mir′injī′tis]
Etymology: L, myringa + Gk, itis
inflammation or infection of the tympanic membrane.
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Myringitis

my·rin·gi·tis

(mir'in-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
Synonym(s): tympanitis.
[myring- + G. -itis, inflammation]

myringitis

Inflammation of the eardrum (tympanic membrane).

myringitis

inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
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In children with hemorrhagic myringitis, 57% of the nasopharyngeal samples and 38% of the middle-ear samples were virus positive.
In cases of bullous myringitis, there generally is an obvious bulla or blister on the tympanic membrane.
Antimicrobials (topically or systemically) recommended for otorrhoea in the DoH guideline need to cover the majority of organisms encountered; be it due to otitis media, granular myringitis or otitis externa, as the primary healthcare worker is unlikely to distinguish between these causes of otorrhoea.
Hawke: How should we treat chronic granular myringitis that has completely covered the surface of the tympanic membrane?
For example, granular myringitis can progress to medial meatal fibrosis or what is often called a "false fondus.
Among the latter are bacterial and viral diffuse otitis externa, furunculosis, herpes zoster oticus, bullous myringitis, fungal and yeast infections, and even malignant otitis externa.