A case of chronic otitis media caused by Mycobacterium abscessus.

@article{Sugimoto2010ACO,
  title={A case of chronic otitis media caused by Mycobacterium abscessus.},
  author={Hisashi Sugimoto and Makoto Ito and Miyako Hatano and Yosuke Nakanishi and Yumiko Maruyama and Tomokazu Yoshizaki},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={636-9}
}
Although it appears very uncommon in adult COM, Mycobacterium abscessus should be considered as a possible cause of a chronically draining ear. Multi-antibiotic chemotherapy including high-dose clarithromycin can effectively treat adult COM cased by M. abscessus. The first case report of adult chronic otitis media (COM) caused by M. abscessus is described here. A 61-year-old woman presented persistent otorrhea for 2 months, despite treatment with standard antimicrobial drugs. Physical… CONTINUE READING