What is the role of pulse-dosing antibiotics in the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Pulse-dosing antibiotics, when administered for infections of hollow organs, such as the ear or sinuses, appear to be efficacious as a result of some more obscure antimicrobial mechanisms, increased compliance on the part of the patient or parent, and slower penetration into and removal from middle ear effusion.


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