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July 1953

EFFECTS OF CORTISONE IN CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA: A Preliminary Report

Author Affiliations

MANILA, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
From the Department of Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, University of Santo Tomás College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(1):50-54. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040067006
Abstract

THE WIDESPREAD use of corticotropin (ACTH) and cortisone in various fields and the particular benefits which ophthalmologists1 have witnessed, together with reports of the response of otosclerosis,2 led to the belief that chronic otitis media might be another condition in which to try cortisone.

The primary aim of the studies to be reported was to determine the effects of cortisone (Cortone) drops in chronic otitis media, and my attention was directed to whether cortisone would alter or suppress the secretion, heal the perforation, destroy granulation tissue, or produce any other response.

Fourteen patients with chronic otitis media were treated with cortisone ear drops. Most had previously received local and parenteral medication of some sort intermittently without any response. All the patients were seen for the first time during May and June, 1952, and repeated examinations were done two to four months after medication for the purpose of noting

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