Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the type of middle ear conditions.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1.0 Eustachian tube dysfunction
Is the negative middle ear pressure associated with compromised equalisation impeding middle ear function and causing middle ear fluid accumulation.
CODE 2.1 Acute otitis media with perforation
Is the presence of suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid with eardrum perforation. May have associated symptoms or signs of infection that include discharge, pain, fever, irritability, vomiting or diarrhoea.
CODE 2.2 Acute otitis media without perforation
Is the presence of suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid with intact bulging or recent discharge and or bulging eardrum. May have associated symptoms or signs of infection that include discharge, pain, fever, irritability, vomiting or diarrhoea.
CODE 3.0 Otitis media with effusion
The presence of intact eardrum and middle ear fluid without symptoms or signs of infection.
CODE 4.1 Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) with active discharge
Is a persistent suppurative discharge from the middle ear through a tympanic membrane perforation for more than six weeks.
CODE 4.2 Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) with inactive dry perforation
Is a CSOM condition that appears as a hole in the eardrum without any evidence of suppurative otitis media (either acute or chronic).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Reference documents:||AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2011. Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory 2011. Cat. no. IHW 60. Canberra: AIHW. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420423|
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