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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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LOMBANA SALAS, Enrique Arturo; LOMBANA SALAS, Moises Andrés  y  MIRANDA JIMENEZ, María Camila. Diffuse external otitis: A trivial pathology?. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2021, vol.44, n.2, pp.219-224. ISSN 1012-2966.

External otitis is a frequent pathology in the medical consultation, it is estimated that 10% of people will suffer it at least once in their life, the acute presentation compromises the external auditory canal of infectious origin in 90% of cases, called diffuse external otitis (DEO). The objective of this article is to present the best current evidence that allows a general description of the pathology, for which a search of scientific literature was carried out in recognized databases, finding that it was characterized microbiologically by the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, clinically, patients refer to otalgia generating a variety of differential diagnoses, and for treatment, a classification must be made based on various variables (age, atrial compromise, and immune status) in order to determine the appropriate therapeutic route.

Palabras clave : external otitis; otitis; ear Disease.

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