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Inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
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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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