Diseases of external ear


otitis externa: Inflammation of the anatomical structures of the outer ear and ear canal secondary to an infectious process. Bacterial etiology is most common, but fungal infection is also possible. Symptoms include erythema, edema, and pain.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 H60-H62
Cause of death: ICD-10 H60-H62


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10 ; C.O.D: 10


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Check minimum number of events None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 2
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 7176 3663 3513
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 2.33 2.11 2.60
Mean age at first event (years) 51.86 48.97 54.87


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.02 1.78 [1.25, 2.53] 1.5e-3 519
15 years 0.01 1.12 [0.84, 1.51] 4.4e-1 240
5 years 0.00 2.16 [1.68, 2.76] 1.4e-9 161
1 year 0.00 3.30 [2.34, 4.65] 1.1e-11 50

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: H8_EXTERNAL – Diseases of external ear
GWS hits: 0

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Diseases of external ear
after Diseases of external ear

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Diseases of external ear