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J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1989 Jun;15(6):633-7.

Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa auricular perichondritis with oral ciprofloxacin.

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Department of Dermatology, Louisiana State University, New Orleans 70112.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa auricular perichondritis can be a serious and expensive postoperative infection requiring prolonged hospitalization and intravenous administration of antibiotics. Oral antimicrobial agents have not been effective in the treatment of serious P. aeruginosa infections. Recently completed clinical trials have shown that oral ciprofloxacin, one of the new fluoroquinolone antimicrobials, is effective in the treatment of certain P. aeruginosa infections. We report two cases of P. aeruginosa auricular perichondritis successfully treated as outpatients with oral ciprofloxacin. This article also reviews the salient features of the new fluoroquinolones and their impact on antimicrobial therapy of serious skin and skin-structure infections.

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