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|Title:||Otitis externa - The clinical pattern in a tertiary institution in Singapore|
|Authors:||Loh, K.S. |
|Citation:||Loh, K.S., Tan, K.K., Kumarasinghe, G., Leong, H.K., Yeoh, K.H. (1998-03). Otitis externa - The clinical pattern in a tertiary institution in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 27 (2) : 215-218. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Otitis externa is a common condition in the tropics. Most of the data related to the condition have arisen from Western sources. Locally, the aetiology and the pathogens identified have not been systematically studied. A prospective study involving 107 patients was conducted. Otomycosis was frequently encountered. Coagulase negative Staphylococcus and Aspergillus niger were the most common bacteria and fungus cultured respectively. Gentamicin and polymyxin B were the most effective topical agents against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Self-cleaning of the ears was the most common predisposing factor.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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