What is the pathophysiology of myringitis?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Regarding diseases of the TM, discussion of pathophysiology includes the concrete causes, mechanisms, and common regularities of source, development, and termination of myringitis.

Myringitises can develop as self-maintained primary disease of the TM (primary myringitis) or as an effect of an inflammatory process of adjacent tissues of the external or middle ear (secondary myringitis). The etiology and pathogenesis of primary myringitis and secondary myringitis are significantly different, and they require different treatments. Therefore, they should be considered separately.


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