Patients frequently present with chronic otorrhea
and hearing loss.
Primary isolates were from biopsy material (n = 5) or otorrhea
fluid (n = 5) and were positive for acid-fast bacilli by direct microscopy for 9 patients.
Although several recent studies showed that CSF can be identified by use of different electrophoretic methods designed to separate transferrin isoforms (21-25), the differential diagnosis of CSF otorrhea
and rhinorrhea remains notoriously difficult.
Detection of [beta]-2 transferrin in otorrhea
and rhinorrhea in a routine clinical laboratory setting.
In a study by Ohyama et al, (13) the highest concentration of ofloxacin in otorrhea
fluid was observed at the initial sampling, followed by a rapid decline.
During her 2-week hospitalization, IV antibiotics were administered, and at hospital discharge, the otorrhea
had resolved; however, she still experienced intermittent headache and nausea.
However, her otalgia and otorrhea
were unresolved after 5 days of treatment, at which point a temporal bone CT scan was performed, revealing destruction of the left external auditory canal at the inferior and posterior wall, as well as a blunted scutum (figure 2 A and B).
Treatment failure, defined as the presence of otorrhea
or use of rescue medication, over the 15-day cumulative period following surgery was the primary endpoint.
He denied tinnitus, vertigo, imbalance, otalgia, and otorrhea
A significant portion of patients receiving tubes have middle ear effusion at the time of surgery which significantly increases their risk of post-operative complications including otorrhea
(drainage) and tube occlusion.
We describe the case of a 52-year-old man with a history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tonsil who presented with right subacute otalgia and otorrhea
Prompted by the increase in antibiotic resistance, the 1999 Blue Ribbon Consensus Panel was convened to examine the responsible use of antibiotics in the treatment of three common ear infections, medically known as chronic suppurative otitis media (middle ear infections with continuous drainage), tympanostomy tube otorrhea
(infected tympanostomy tubes) and otitis externa (infection of the external ear).