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Flashcards in 3 - ENT - Otology - Conductive deafness - Otitis externa Deck (9):
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what is it?
what may it be part of what?

inflammation of EAM

a generalised condition - eg eczema

2

Common organisms ? (3 types)

viral - VZV
Bact - PA, SA
Fungal - candida, aspergillus

3

5 presenting points

pain
hearing loss
itching
OTORRHEOA (bact = pus, fungal = dry/wet debris)
Vesicles (in viral infection)

4

What does mucus indicate in OE?

mucus indicates perforation, as no mucus secretion in EAM

5

mgmt of OE

aural toilet
analgesia
systemic AB's
Topicals - AB/steroid combo, (ribbon gauze wick can help drops reach deeper EAM)

6

What is a furuncle

infection of hair follicle in outer 1/3rd of EAM - usually Staph aureus

7

how to treat furuncle

analgesia, astringents ( constrict tissue)
AB's in more severe cases

8

Malignant OE - what? organism? more common in?

aggressive form of OE - not cancerous but can be lethal - Pseudomonas
more common in DM + Immcompromised

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Malignant OE - complications? treatment?

can enter bone, leading to osteitis, cranial nerve palsies

Tx - iv AB's

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