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What is the definition of Otitis?

Otitis is a term for infection or inflammation of the ear.

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What are the alternative names for Otitis?

Ear infection; Infection - ear

What are the causes of Otitis?

Otitis can affect the inner or outer parts of the ear. The condition can be:

  • Acute ear infection. Starts suddenly and lasts for a short period of time. It is often painful.
  • Chronic ear infection. Occurs when the ear infection does not go away or keeps coming back. It may cause long-term damage to the ear.

Based on location otitis can be:

  • Otitis externa (swimmer's ear). Involves the outer ear and ear canal. A more severe form can spread into the bones and cartilage around the ear.
  • Otitis media (ear infection). Involves the middle ear, which is located just behind the eardrum.
  • Otitis media with effusion. Occurs when there is thick or sticky fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear, but there is no ear infection.
Ear anatomy
Medical findings based on ear anatomy
Middle ear infection (otitis media)
Who are the top Otitis Local Doctors?
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Charles Darwin University

Darwin, NT, AU 

Amanda Leach is in Darwin, Australia. Leach is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Otitis. She is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Otitis, Ruptured Eardrum, Otitis Media with Effusion, and Strep Throat.

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Legacy Pediatrics

Rochester, NY 

Michael Pichichero is a Pediatric Allergy and Immunologist and an Allergy and Immunologist in Rochester, New York. Dr. Pichichero is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Otitis. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Otitis, Otitis Media with Effusion, Strep Throat, and Tetanus. He is licensed to treat patients in New York.

 
 
 
 
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Italian Society Of Pediatrics

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Paola Marchisio is in Italy. Marchisio is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Otitis. She is also highly rated in 21 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Otitis, Otitis Media with Effusion, Enlarged Adenoids, and Ruptured Eardrum.

What are the latest Otitis Clinical Trials?
Comparation of Efficacy and Safety of Proseal Laryngeal Mask Airway With Flexible Laryngeal Airway Mask in Otitis Media Surgery
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Observatoire du Portage rhinopharyngé de Streptococcus Pneumoniae (Sp) Chez Des Nourrissons Ayant Une Otite Moyenne aiguë (OMA) et Sains - Etude Ancillaire Sur la détection Des Porteurs de E Coli BLSE
What are the Latest Advances for Otitis?
Clinical observation of chronic recurrent secretory otitis media in adults treated by balloon dilatation of Eustachian tube combined with myringotomy and catheterization.
Clinical study on repairing subtotal perforation of tympanic membrane with cartilage island technique combined with palisade technique under otoscope.
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What are our references for Otitis?

Chole RA, Sharon JD. Chronic otitis media, mastoiditis, and petrositis. In: Flint PW, Francis HW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 140.

Pelton SI. Otitis externa, otitis media, and mastoiditis. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 61.

Pham LL, Bourayou R, Maghraoui-Slim V, Kone-Paut I. Otitis, sinusitis and related conditions. In: Cohen J, Powderly WG, Opal SM, eds. Infectious Diseases. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 26.