AT THE present writing there have been reported 3 cases in which tuberculous involvement of the larynx and the hypopharynx was treated with streptomycin. There have been no reports of tuberculosis of the ear or the nose treated with this antibiotic agent.
Figi, Hinshaw and Feldman1 reported 1 case in which tuberculous laryngitis was treated with streptomycin, with apparent healing. Hinshaw, Feldman and Pfuetze2 have reported 2 additional cases in which tuberculous involvement of the hypopharynx and the larynx was treated with streptomycin, with apparent healing.
This paper is a report of 12 cases of tuberculosis of the ear, the nose or the throat treated with streptomycin at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver. The patients include 6 with laryngitis, 1 with pharyngitis and laryngitis, 3 with otitis media, 1 with bilateral mastoiditis and 1 with involvement of the nasal septum.
TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LARYNX
In this group there are 6 cases—4
GREIF JL, GOULD JW. TUBERCULOSIS OF EAR, NOSE AND THROAT TREATED WITH STREPTOMYCINA Report of Twelve Cases. Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(2):209–220. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040218009