Relapsing malignant otitis externa successfully treated with ciprofloxacin.

  title={Relapsing malignant otitis externa successfully treated with ciprofloxacin.},
  author={Gavin A Morrison and Christian Martin Bailey},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={102 10},
Two cases are presented, both patients with advanced relapsing malignant otitis externa. The antibiotic ciprofloxacin has strong anti-pseudomonal activity. It was given orally for six months to both patients, following administration of the traditional parenteral antibiotic courses, and in each case the disease has been extinguished. We therefore recommend that the management of patients shown to have malignant otitis externa should include strict diabetic control, regular local aural toilet… CONTINUE READING


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