What is causing this painful pinna?

Mark is a 44-year-old banking executive who presents with a painful, tender nodule on the right ear.

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Dr Kate Kelso is a GP and medical editor at Australian Doctor.

  1. Cureus 2018; 26 March
  2. DermnetNZ; Updated