otitis externa acute

otitis externa acute
acute infection of the cartilaginous external auditory meatus, caused by either a fungus (otomycosis) or a bacteria (acute bacterial otitis externa). It is common in swimmers and in hot, humid weather. Symptoms include pain and swelling, sometimes with formation of a circumscribed furuncle (circumscribed otitis externa). Called also swimmer's ear and tank ear.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • otitis externa acute bacterial — acute otitis externa caused by a bacterial infection, usually with a species of Pseudomonas and less often with Staphylococcus and formation of a furuncle. See also circumscribed o. externa …   Medical dictionary

  • Otitis externa — Classification and external resources A severe case of otitis externa. Note the narrowing of the external auditory channel and swelling of the auricle. ICD 10 H …   Wikipedia

  • otitis externa acute fungal — otomycosis …   Medical dictionary

  • otitis externa circumscribed — acute bacterial otitis externa in a limited area with formation of a furuncle, which may obstruct the canal; usually due to a staphylococcal infection. Cf. diffuse o. externa. Called also furuncular o. externa and furuncular o …   Medical dictionary

  • Otitis externa in animals — Pustules , small raw circles or patches in a dogs ear, typical of some kinds of otitis of bacterial infection. (detailed image) Otitis externa is an inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. Animals are commonly prone to ear infection, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Otitis media — Classification and external resources A view of the tympanic membrane showing acute otitis media ICD 10 H …   Wikipedia

  • Otitis — Classification and external resources ICD 9 380.10 MeSH D010031 Otitis is a general term for inf …   Wikipedia

  • otitis — Inflammation of the ear. [ot + G. itis, inflammation] adhesive o. inflammation of the middle ear caused by prolonged eustachian tube dysfunction resulting in permanent retraction of the eardrum and obliteration of t …   Medical dictionary

  • otitis — n. inflammation of the ear. Otitis externa is inflammation of the canal between the eardrum and the external opening of the ear (the external auditory meatus). Myringitis is inflammation of the eardrum, often due to viral infection. Acute otitis… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • otitis — /oh tuy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the ear. [1790 1800; OT + ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the ear. Otitis externa is dermatitis, usually bacterial, of the auditory canal and sometimes the external ear. It can cause a foul discharge, pain,… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”