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
Every 2 ...
H60.523 Acute chemical otitis externa, bilateral
H60.593 Other noninfective acute otitis externa, bilateral
B37.84 Candidal otitis externa
H60.6 Unspecified chronic otitis externa
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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Neil O. Hardy, Westpoint, CT.
From Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2000.
FIGURE 121.3. Gauze wick (¼ × 1½ in.) being placed in ear canal to facilitate topical treatment of otitis externa.
<bold>Figure 16-2</bold> Otitis externa.
<bold>Figure 16-4</bold> Mycotic otitis externa.
From Bickley, LS, Szilagyi, P. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2003
From Bickley, LS, Szilagyi, P. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippi...