AiM  Vol.4 No.13 , October 2014
Staphylococcus Aureus Malignant External Otitis
ABSTRACT
Malignant external otitis is a severe infection of the external auditoy canal, characterized by high gravity and mortality. It can arrive to skull base and originate intracranial complications. The most frequent pathogenic agent is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Authors described two cases of external malignant otitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, explaining clinical features, progression, diagnostic and therapeutic approach, prognosis of this disease. A comparison between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus malignant otitis was described, associated with a literature analysis.

Cite this paper
Ricciardiello, F. , Cavaliere, M. , Oliva, F. , Pianese, A. , Abate, T. and Leone, C. (2014) Staphylococcus Aureus Malignant External Otitis. Advances in Microbiology, 4, 878-885. doi: 10.4236/aim.2014.413097.
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