The kinetics of penicillin diffusion in serum and middle ear effusions in experimentally induced otitis media

Steven S Juhn, J. Edlin, T. T.K. Jung, G. S. Giebink

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Abstract

The kinetics of penicillin diffusion in serum and middle ear effusions (MEE) was studied in experimentally induced serous otitis media (SOM) and purulent otitis media (POM) after systemic injection of procaine-penicillin G. A higher rate of diffusion of penicillin into the middle ear cavity was found in POM than in SOM. The time to reach peak concentrations in MEE was also shorter in POM. Elimination of penicillin from the middle ear cavity was slower in SOM than in POM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume243
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1986

Keywords

  • Kinetics
  • Middle ear effusion
  • Penicillin
  • Serum

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