Definitions

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  • n. Discharge of fluid from an external ear.

Etymologies

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oto- + -rrhea

Examples

  • - Chronic discharge (otorrhea) - Occasional acute re-infection: fever + pain, usually associated with an obstruction to drainage through the perforated drum with secondary infection by streptococci, pneumococci or gram negative organisms.

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  • A strange case is reported in a girl of fourteen, who lost her tympanum from a profuse otorrhea, and who substituted an artificial tympanum which was, in its turn, lost by deep penetration, causing augmentation of the symptoms, of the cause of which the patient herself seemed unaware.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Cases of otorrhea-discharge from the ear-and eardrum perforation were successfully managed with standard surgical and medical therapies and typically did not require more extensive procedures.

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