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Treating swimmer's ear

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.405 (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:405
  1. Bernard Dixon

    Fungi cause some of the vilest and most recalcitrant of all human infections. They also give rise to a wide range of less dramatic conditions that are virtually untreatable—either because appropriate drugs do not exist or because antifungal agents cannot be delivered on site in the requisite concentration. One such is otomycosis, a form of external otitis caused by fungi growing on shed skin in the ear canal. Preparations are available to treat the condition, but they have serious limitations.

    Now, from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, comes news of …

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