ENT – MCQ 9 – Features of malignant otitis externa

Which of the following is not a typical feature of malignant otitis externa?
a) Caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
b) Patients are usually old
c) Mitotic figures are high
d) Patient is immune compromised

Correct answer : c) Mitotic figures are high

Malignant otitis externa is an infection, not a malignancy. Hence no mitotic figures are found.

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