Ear pain − Not always otitis

Authors

  • Joana Pires Department of Pediatrics, Unidade 2, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6487-3351
  • Inês Bileu Ventura Department of Pediatrics, Unidade 2, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho
  • Maria Luís Tomé Department of Pediatrics, Unidade 2, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6723-9097
  • Teresa Pena Department of Pediatrics, Unidade 2, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho
  • Raquel Guedes Department of Pediatrics, Unidade 2, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho
  • Leandro Ribeiro Department of Otolaryngology, Unidade 1, Unidade Local de Saúde de Gaia/Espinho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v33.i1.26613

Keywords:

auricle, cartilage, ear, perichondritis, pinna

Abstract

Acute auricular perichondritis is an infection of the external ear that can lead to potentially serious complications if not promptly diagnosed and treated. The authors present the case of a five-year-old boy who was diagnosed with acute perichondritis after presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department with acute ear redness, swelling, and pain. The diagnosis of acute perichondritis was established based on the classic physical examination findings of erythema and edema with sparing of the earlobe.

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Published

2024-04-05

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Pires J, Ventura IB, Tomé ML, Pena T, Guedes R, Ribeiro L. Ear pain − Not always otitis. REVNEC [Internet]. 2024Apr.5 [cited 2024Jul.15];33(1):67-8. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/26613

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