chapter  7
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OTITIS EXTERNA AND MALIGNANT OTITIS EXTERNA OTITIS EXTERNA Introduction

Otitis externa is a condition characterised by inflammation of the ear canal. It is a common ailment varying in severity. Severe cases may be intensely painful. There is a life-threatening variant (malignant otitis externa-see below) which occurs in elderly diabetic patients and others who are immunologically compromised.