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External auditory meatus condition code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term567719
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing conditions of the ear canal.

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
ValueMeaning
1Clear
2Wax/debris
3Discharge
4Foreign body
5Otitis externa
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Clear

No abnormal diagnosis.

CODE 2   Wax/debris

Ear wax or debris located in the ear.

CODE 3   Discharge

Ear discharge is any fluid that comes from the ear.

CODE 4   Foreign body

Unexpected object in the ear canal.

CODE 5   Otitis externa

Inflammation of the ear canal, which may be caused by infection, allergy or other causes.

CODE 88   Other

A condition other than those separately identified.

CODE 98   Unknown

This code is used when the data is invalid.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when the data is missing.

Comments:Help on this term

The external auditory meatus is also known as the external auditory canal.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—external auditory meatus condition, code N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

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