How does otitis externa (OE) manifest in the ear once infection is established?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Ariel A Waitzman, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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Once infection is established, an inflammatory response occurs with skin edema. Exudate and pus often appear in the EAC as well. If severe, the infection may spread and cause a cellulitis of the face or neck.


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