Acute Otitis Media Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 27, 2021
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • External otitis

  • Dental pain

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Acute viral pharyngitis

  • Trauma to the ear

Differential Diagnoses

  • External Ear, Infections