Otology Q17

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