Top 10 Trends in Medicine, July 2014

July 28, 2014

#9 Clinical Trend: Otitis Externa

Otitis externa (OE) is an inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal (EAC), the auricle, or both. It is a common disease that can be found in all age groups. OE usually represents an acute bacterial infection of the skin of the ear canal (most commonly attributable to Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus) but can also be caused by other bacteria, viruses, or a fungal infection.

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Otitis Externa

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Otitis externa has been shown to be highly responsive to antibiotic/steroid combinations, with cure rates of 87-97%.

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