A 3-year-old girl is brought to the general practitioner. She has been distressed with otalgia, pulling her left ear for 12 hours. Just before arriving at the practice, the mother notices a smelling fluid discharge from her daughter’s left ear. Since then, her otalgia has resolved.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
- A) Otitis media with effusion
- B) Cholesteatoma
- C) Acute otitis externa
- D) Acute mastoiditis
- E) Acute otitis media