Otitis is a general term for infection or inflammation of the ear.
Ear infection; Infection – ear
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Otitis can affect the inner or outer parts of the ear. The condition is classified according to whether it occurs suddenly and for a short time (acute) or repeatedly over a long period of time (chronic).
When otitis involves the outer ear and ear canal, it is called
When otitis involves the middle ear, located just behind the eardrum, it is called otitis media, or ear infection.
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