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Palliative Carea 

Palliative Carea
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Palliative Carea
Author(s):

Jacob J. Strand

and Keith M. Swetz

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0032
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date: 19 October 2019

Acute otitis externa, also known as swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the external auditory canal. A moist environment, eczematous dermatitis, repeated insertion of foreign bodies (eg, cotton swabs), and psoriasis can predispose to otitis externa. Most patients present with otalgia and otorrhea.

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