Malignant external otitis in a diabetic adolescent

Irwin Benuck*, Howard S. Traisman

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Malignant external otitis (MEO) is an unusual medical problem. The case reported is that of a diabetic adolescent who presented with severe ear pain unresponsive to oral antibiotics and analgesics. The diagnosis of MEO was made, and he was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous anti-Pseudomonas agents. A review of the pediatric cases, guidelines for diagnosis, length of treatment, and prognosis are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986


  • Diabetic youth
  • Malignant otitis externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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