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American Academy of Otolaryngology: head and neck surgery foundation clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa 2014
  1. Philippa Prentice
  1. Correspondence to Dr Philippa Prentice, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Box 116, Level 8, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; pmp24{at}

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This American guideline updates previous 2006 recommendations providing guidance for primary care and specialist clinicians for treating children of 2 years and older with acute otitis externa (AOE): a diffuse inflammation of the external ear canal±pinna and tympanic membrane.1 ,2

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  • Distinguish diffuse AOE from …

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