Myringitis


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Related to Myringitis: bullous myringitis, myringitis bullosa

myringitis

[‚mir·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the tympanic membrane.

Myringitis

 

inflammation of the tympanic membrane. Acute myringitis is caused by infection; it occurs most often in children. Symptoms include mild pain and a sensation of noise in the ear. Hearing is not significantly impaired. Chronic myringitis develops after an acute myringitis or with diffuse external otitis. Patients complain of severe itching and a sensation of pressure in the ear. The condition is treated with analgesic and antiseptic agents.

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These were the key findings from the first study to quantify the severity of illness in children who had acute otitis media (AOM) with and without bullous myringitis (BM).
Nasal pharyngeal aspirate and middle-ear fluid samples of 119 children diagnosed with acute myringitis were analyzed.
Nasal pharyngeal aspirate and middle-ear fluid samples of 119 children diagnosed with acute myringitis were analyzed; this included 82 patients with bullous myringitis and 37 with the hemorrhagic form.
In all of these instances, except for bullous myringitis, it is important to strongly consider referring to a specialist for care, Dr.
5% increase in the incidence of MRSA in acute otitis externa; they also reported an increase in MRSA with granular myringitis, and that the biggest change in microbiology profile--a 15% increase in MRSA--had occurred with chronic otitis media.
Finally, chronic granular myringitis is, in effect, a granulation tissue disease--that is, granulation tissue is essentially its only manifestation.