Paramedic Education at Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York

Your 16 year old M pt, Cx and alert patient complains of ear pain. He says he just
had an argument with his step father. During your physical exam you perform otoscopy and notice the following:


What is the most likely diagnosis:

* This is a normal "red reflex" of the TM

* This is an otitis externa

* This is a foreign body

* This is a traumatic perforation of the TM

What would be your most pressing concern at this time: Nothing, antibiotics, remove FB, consider child abuse.

* Learning objective * Return for another case

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Updated: February 12, 1998