Flashcards in 3 - ENT - Otology - Conductive deafness - Otitis externa Deck (9):
what is it?
what may it be part of what?
inflammation of EAM
a generalised condition - eg eczema
Common organisms ? (3 types)
viral - VZV
Bact - PA, SA
Fungal - candida, aspergillus
5 presenting points
OTORRHEOA (bact = pus, fungal = dry/wet debris)
Vesicles (in viral infection)
What does mucus indicate in OE?
mucus indicates perforation, as no mucus secretion in EAM
mgmt of OE
Topicals - AB/steroid combo, (ribbon gauze wick can help drops reach deeper EAM)
What is a furuncle
infection of hair follicle in outer 1/3rd of EAM - usually Staph aureus
how to treat furuncle
analgesia, astringents ( constrict tissue)
AB's in more severe cases
Malignant OE - what? organism? more common in?
aggressive form of OE - not cancerous but can be lethal - Pseudomonas
more common in DM + Immcompromised