Which leukocyte counts 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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The leukocyte count in malignant external otitis (MEO) is usually normal or mildly elevated. A left shift is not commonly found.

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