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Systemic absorption of gentamicin ear drops

  • K. M. J. Green (a1), D. W. P. Lappin (a2), J. W. A. Curley (a1) and J. P. de Carpentier (a1)


Aminoglycoside-containing topical preparations are commonly used in the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media and otitis externa. We report a case where systemic absorption of topical Gentisone HC™ occurred producing a serum gentamicin level of 6.2 μg/ml.


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Address for correspondence: K. M. J. Green, 8 Albert Hill Street, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RF


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