Fresh water swimming as a risk factor for otitis externa: a case-control study.

@article{Springer1985FreshWS,
  title={Fresh water swimming as a risk factor for otitis externa: a case-control study.},
  author={Gayle Springer and Eugene D. Shapiro},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1985},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={202-6}
}
A case-control study was conducted in which the amount and sites (fresh-water lakes and rivers, chlorinated pools, or the ocean) of recent swimming by 105 patients with otitis externa were compared with that of 239 controls. Swimming during the week prior to the visit was strongly associated with otitis externa. When the 80 cases and 127 controls with a… CONTINUE READING