Mary Maher

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Malignant otitis externa

I. What every physician needs to know. Malignant otitis externa (MOE), also known as necrotizing otitis externa, is an invasive bacterial infection that involves the external auditory canal and skull base. It is a complication of external otitis externa that occurs in immunocompromised patients.Pseudomonas aeruginosa is causative in 95% of cases.P. aeruginosa is a ubiquitous…

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