IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Eng. Dena Al-Dalabeh, Eng. Iman Khresha, MLT Yazan F. Jarrah
Otitis media or Otitis externa is an infection or inflammation of the external auditory canal, the auricles, or both. It is mostly often caused by bacterial infection or occasionally fungal infection. The most characteristic symptom is discomfort that is limited to the external auditory canal, while the most characteristic signs are erythema and swelling of the canal with variable discharge. Discharge are collected by ear swab to screen various pathogenic responsible for infection.