Conservative treatment of malignant (invasive) external otitis caused by Aspergillus flavus with oral itraconazole solution in a neutropenic patient

Gal Finer, David Greenberg*, Eugene Leibovitz, Alberto Leiberman, Ilan Shelef, Joseph Kapelushnik

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Abstract

Aspergillus flavus causes invasive external otitis associated with severe infection of the skull base. A combination of amphotericin B, surgical debridement and long-term itraconazole is considered the therapy of choice. We report a case of invasive external otitis due to A. flavus that was treated successfully with a short course of amphotericin B and long-term oral itraconazole without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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