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Diseases of The Ear

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An elderly diabetic. present with painful ear discharge and edema- of the external auditory canal with facial palsy, not responding to ntibiotics. An Increased uptake on technetium benescants noted. The most.probable .diagnosis is [AIIMS May 2012]



A Malignant otitis externa

B Malignancy of the middle ear

C Infective disease of the middle ear

D Malignancy of nasopharynx with Eustachian tube obstruction

Ans. A o' Malignant otitisexterna

Note.

Gold standard for diagnosis of malignant otitis externa is technetium 99 scan

In refractory cases of otitis externa if it is not responding to antibiotics even after 7-10 days of treatment always suspect nalignant otitis externa

M/c organism causing malignant otitis exteura = Pseudomonas

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