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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 63–66 | Cite as

Ciprofloxacin in oral treatment of ear infections

  • P. H. Van de Heyning
  • S. R. Pattyn
  • H. D. Valcke
Quinolones in Perspective

Abstract

In a pilot study 29 cases of suppurative otitis were treated with ciprofloxacin. Acceptable clinical results were obtained in case of chronic otitis media without cholesteatoma and in case of otitis externa. Cholesteatoma and mastoid cavity cases gave no satisfactory results. Guidelines are proposed to define the specific indications and place of this drug in suppurative otitis.

Key words

Ciprofloxacin Drug evaluation Otitis media, suppurative 

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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. Van de Heyning
    • 1
  • S. R. Pattyn
    • 2
  • H. D. Valcke
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, University HospitalUniversity of AntwerpEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Virology, University HospitalUniversity of AntwerpEdegemBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, St. Vincentius HospitalUniversity of AntwerpBelgium

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