MRSA otorrhea: A case series and review of the literature.

  title={MRSA otorrhea: A case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Katherine M Baugher and Troy Sommers Hemme and Mary J. Hawkshaw and Robert Thayer Sataloff},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  volume={90 2},
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become an increasingly common cause of difficult-to-treat head and neck infections. We report a retrospective analysis of 3 cases of MRSA otorrhea treated in our clinic between 2007 and 2009. Culture analysis of otorrhea isolates revealed MRSA infections with identical drug sensitivities. Treatment success was achieved using combinations of linezolid with gentamicin ear drops for 3 to 4 weeks or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) with… CONTINUE READING