Which clinical history findings are characteristic of malignant otitis externa (MEO)?

Updated: Apr 13, 2020
  • Author: Brian Nussenbaum, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • Diabetes (90%) or immunosuppression (illness or treatment related)

  • Severe, unrelenting, deep-seated otalgia

  • Temporal headaches

  • Purulent otorrhea

  • Possibly dysphagia, hoarseness, and/or facial nerve dysfunction

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