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October 1989

Bacteriology of Otorrhea From Tympanostomy Tubes

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, St Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(10):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860340079021

• Culture results from 100 consecutive cases of otorrhea from tympanostomy tubes are presented. In children younger than 3 years, the culture results are very similar to those seen in patients with acute otitis media who do not have tubes. In children older than 3 years, the flora resembles that of external otitis. Suggestions for treatment are made.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:1225-1226)

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