Title:
Lessons learnt from the diagnosis and antimicrobial management of necrotising (malignant) otitis externa: our experience in a tertiary referral centre
Authors:
S. P. Williams , T. L. Curnow and R. Almeyda
Institutions:
1Department of Otolaryngology, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK; Department of Acute and General Medicine, Penzance Hospital, Cornwall, UK; Department of Otolaryngology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Keywords:
Necrotizing otitis externa; pseudomonas aeruginosa; diabetics; osteomyelitis
Pages:
99 - 104
Abstract:
Lessons learnt from the diagnosis and antimicrobial management of necrotising (malignant) otitis externa: our experience in a tertiary referral centre. Necrotising otitis externa is an uncommon and aggressive infection of the external auditory canal with a tendency to present in the elderly and immunocompromised patient. We report a series of twenty-five patients admitted to our institution over a four-year period with this diagnosis. We review the diagnosis and antimicrobial management of these cases, and propose a treatment algorithm based on our experience.
Issue:
Vol. 10, 2014, 2nd trimester


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Lessons learnt from the diagnosis and antimicrobial management of necrotising (malignant) otitis externa: our experience in a tertiary referral centre