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malignant external otitis


Definition: a life-threatening Pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in old people with diabetes that begins with ear pain and swelling of and discharge from the external auditory canal.

Synonym(s): Pseudomonas osteomyelitis, osteomyelitis of the temporal bone

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