The presentation of disease of the ear and the diagnostic possibilities
The patient, through his appearance, behaviour and background, supplies diagnostic clues to the physician, who interprets them according to his own experience and training. The doctor then forms a hypothesis which may be accepted or rejected as the result of further investigation. At some stage a diagnostic label may be applied and appropriate management instituted. The response to treatment may itself alter the original hypothesis.
KeywordsOtitis Medium Tympanic Membrane Acute Otitis Medium External Auditory Canal Chronic Otitis Medium
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