The significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic otitis media.


Fifteen patients with chronic otitis media, where the organism cultured was Pseudomonas aeruginosa, had previously been treated with a variety of antibiotics, ear drops and surgical procedures. In 8 patients the discharge persisted. Between October 1986 and August 1987 these patients were treated with a combination of antibiotics (including piperacillin, ceftriaxone, amikacin and tobramycin) specific for Pseudomonas administered intravenously. In 7 patients the infection cleared completely. Follow-up ranged from 1 month to 1 year (average 4.5 months). The regimen described could be of value in patients who do not respond to standard methods of treatment.

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@article{Stolp1989TheSO, title={The significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic otitis media.}, author={Dustin Stolp and Josine Swart}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1989}, volume={76 10}, pages={543-5} }