This page is dedicated to covering the differential diagnosis for otalgia. This differential will be organized by disease categories.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR DISEASE CATEGORIES?
When thinking about the differential for otalgia the following disease categories come to mind:
INFECTIOUS CASUES OF THIS COMPLAINT
The following are infectious causes of this complaint:
- Acute otitis media
- Otitis externa
OTHER CASUES OF THIS COMPLAINT
The following are other causes of this complaint:
- Otitis media with effusion
- Cerumen impaction
- Bullous myringitis
Page Updated: 11.26.2016