COMMENTARY: Review: Topical quinolones are better than systemic antibiotics for chronic supportive otitis media at up to 2 weeks

Lous, Jørgen
September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article presents comments on studies examining whether topical quinolones are better than systemic antibiotics for chronic supportive otitis media. It was concluded that topical quinolone antibiotics are the treatment of choice for short-term resolution of persistent discharge from ears. Also, the combination of systemic and topical treatment did not prove to be beneficial. Patients who have signs of mastoiditis and have persistent high fevers should refer to a specialist doctor.


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