- Infection of the skin and subdermis of the external auditory canal.
- Most commonly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus species.
- Presents with rapid onset of ear pain, tenderness, itching, aural fullness, and hearing loss.
- The development of malignant or necrotising otitis externa is more common in diabetic and immunocompromised people.
- Treatment of the uncomplicated form is cleaning of the ear canal and application of topical anti-infective agents.
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