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How can you tell the difference between otitis media and labyrinthitis?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Ear infections

Otitis media involves the middle ear and is usually characterized by fever and pain.
Labyrinthitis affects the inner ear and is characterized by vertigo or dizziness.

In brief: Ear infections

Otitis media involves the middle ear and is usually characterized by fever and pain.
Labyrinthitis affects the inner ear and is characterized by vertigo or dizziness.
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