Table 4

Distributions of symptoms in primary EECC for different studies*

Otalgia §

Otorrhea

Occlusion

Hearing loss

Fullness

Itching

Asymptomatic


Owen et al. (2006)

15/25 (60)

1/25 (4)

4/25 (16)

3/25 (12)

2/25 (8)

5/25 (20)

6/25 (24)

Vrabec and Chaljub (2000)13

1/13 (8)

7/13 (54)

-

0

-

1/13 (8)

4/13 (31)

Holt (1992)9

1/8 (13)

2/8 (25)

-

1/8 (13)

3/8 (38)

-

2/8 (25)

Sismanis et al. (1986)8

3/8 (38)

3/8 (38)

-

2/8 (25)

1/8 (13)

1/8 (13)

-

Anthony and Anthony (1982)1

7/12 (58)

3/12 (25)

-

2/12 (17)

1/12 (8)

-

-

Piepergerdes et al. (1980)4

2/3 (67)

3/3 (100)

-

0

-

-

0

Smith and Falk (1978)7

2/2 (100)

-

-

-

-

-

-


* Number of cases with symptom/total number of EECC (percentage with symptom)

§ Otalgia refers to both pain and discomfort

† Number of patients with symptom/total number of patients (percentage with symptom). These groups consisted of more bilateral cases, but information on symptoms was only given for the number of patients

Owen et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-6-16

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