necrotising external otitis

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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.
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The otherwise healthy31-year-old man suffered from a bacterial infection - called necrotising otitis externa - that infected his ear and skull lining.
They inspected his ear under general anaesthesia and found him to be suffering with an uncommon infection called necrotising otitis externa, which is usually caused by bacteria and affects the ear canal, surrounding bone.
Necrotising otitis externa: clinical profile and management protocol.