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: insights into pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy.
Staphylococcal malignant external otitis. Can Med Assoc J 1982; 126: 155-6.
* Complicated upper respiratory tract infections, including malignant external otitis, necrotizing external otitis and rhinosinusitis (8-11);
In the relevant literature, while there is very little information about the importance of diabetes mellitus for ear diseases, the focus is on the impact of diabetes mellitus on patients with external otitis, malignant external otitis, otitis media, sudden sensorineural hearing loss and slowly progressive hearing loss (10).
Brackmann, "Skull base osteomyelitis: malignant external otitis," Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, vol.
malignant external otitis and temporal bone cancer.
Ciprofloxacin: Drug of choice in the treatment of malignant external otitis (MEO).
Friedman, "The diagnostic criteria of malignant external otitis," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.
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.

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