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Presumptive ear health diagnosis type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term524827
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing ear health conditions that may be presumptively diagnosed in an ear, nose and throat patient.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1No abnormality discovered (NAD)
2Acute otitis media (AOM)
3Acute otitis media with perforation
4Chronic suppurative otitis media (active discharge)
5Chronic suppurative otitis media (inactive dry perforation)
6Otitis media with effusion (OME)
7Foreign body
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 2   Acute otitis media

Describes the presence of suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid with intact bulging or recent discharge and or bulging eardrum.
CODE 3   Acute otitis media with perforation

Describes the presence of suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid with a perforated eardrum.

CODE 4   Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) active discharge

A persistent suppurative discharge from the middle ear through a tympanic membrane perforation for more than six weeks.

CODE 5   Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) inactive dry perforation

A condition that appears as a hole in the eardrum without any evidence of suppurative otitis media (either acute or chronic).
CODE 6   Otitis media with effusion (OME)

The presence of intact eardrum and middle ear fluid without symptoms or signs of infection.
CODE 7   Foreign body

Any object originating outside the body.

Relational attributes

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Patient—presumptive diagnosis type, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

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