Chronic suppurative otitis media

7 Interesting Facts of Chronic suppurative otitis media

  1. Presents with recurrent or persistent otorrhea through perforated tympanic membrane lasting longer than 2 to 6 weeks; patients with chronic suppurative otitis media can result in secondary otitis externa
  2. As opposed to patients with otitis externa, otorrhea associated with chronic suppurative otitis media is longstanding in nature and pain is not pronounced
  3. Patients with chronic suppurative otitis media without otitis externa lack significant tenderness to tragal manipulation and an observable defect in tympanic membrane is often apparent
  4. Differentiate based on history and physical examination findings

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