Ekstern otitis

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Jonas Hertz, Ulrik A Felding, Karen Marie Thyssen Astvad, Helle Brander Eriksen, Harpa Maria Ingolfsdottir, Malene Kirchmann


External otitis (EO) is a common and often painful infection in the ear canal. This review provides an overview of the typical presentation, causes, complications, and treatment of EO. The condition is influenced by factors like pH levels, inflammation, and bacterial or fungal invasion. Most common bacteria involved are Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, and most common fungi are Aspergillus and Candida species. EO can lead to serious complications, such as necrotising EO, which requires prompt medical attention. Treatment involves local care, ear drops, and, in severe cases, systemic antibiotics.

Translated title of the contributionNot Available
Original languageDanish
Article numberV05230339
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2024


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