Ear: No pathogens isolated – Shipped February 20, 2017
A simulated ear sample collected from a 19 year old lifeguard was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to recognize the mixed flora was not clinically significant and thus, report “No pathogens isolated”.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M164-2
- The most common agents causing otitis externa are Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
- Otitis externa is commonly treated topically.