malignant external otitis

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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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A direct extension of the mucosal disease can lead to mastoiditis or tuberculous osteomyelitis of the temporal bone.
The serious complications of this disease are osteomyelitis of the temporal bone, sinus thrombosis, and septicemia; some cases are fatal.