Acute diffuse otitis externa: the most common form; an infectious process; usually bacterial; occasionally fungal (10%)
Ear canal: red, containing purulent discharge and debris
Pain on manipulation of the ...
Cleaning the external canal may facilitate recovery.
Analgesics as appropriate for pain
Acute otitis externa
48 hours after therapy instituted to assess improvement
At the end of treatment
Chronic otitis externa
H60.90 Unspecified otitis externa, unspecified ear
H60.339 Swimmer’s ear, unspecified ear
H60.509 Unsp acute noninfective otitis externa, unspecified ear
H60.60 Unspecified chronic otitis exte...
Acute diffuse otitis externa is the most common form: bacterial (90%), occasionally fungal (10%).
Acute circumscribed otitis externa is associated with infection of a hair follicle.
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