Cartilage of the external ear is easily damaged due to:
Lack of overlying subcutaneous tissue
Initially a dull pain that increases in severity
Loss of contours cau...
Prevention of chondritis is of utmost importance:
Difficult management and disfiguring potential
Avoid pressure to the injured ea...
Edema, erythema, and significant ear tenderness
Toxic patient with fever and chills
Antibiotic regimen should cover for Pseudomonas.
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Guss J, Ruckenstein MJ. Infections of the external e...
380.03 Chondritis of pinna
380.10 Infective otitis externa, unspecified
H60.00 Abscess of external ear, unspecified ear
H61.033 Chondritis of external ear, bilateral
H61.039 Chondritis of e...
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