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Infectious eczematoid dermatitis of the external ear often presents a difficult problem in therapy. The patient in the following case had a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of the external ear which was extremely resistant to treatment until streptomycin was used.
REPORT OF A CASE
O. K. L., a 51 year old professor, was first seen on Aug. 30, 1945 with an acute eczematoid dermatitis of the canal and pinna of the left ear. Culture revealed a pure growth of Ps. aeruginosa. He was given the usual instructions for care of the ear, was told to avoid soap and water and was given 3 per cent salicylic acid in 70 per cent alcohol to apply locally twice daily, with application of a 3 per cent ammoniated mercury ointment at night. In addition he was given 50 r. of superficial roentgen ray therapy. Because he did not improve under this therapy, he was
CALLAWAY JL. PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA INFECTION OF THE EAR TREATED WITH STREPTOMYCIN. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(2):257. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520020112010
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