The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a topical suspension of bacterial antigens for the management of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). Two-hundred ten patients with CSOM were enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into two numerically equal groups and randomized to receive a topical suspension of bacterial antigens, Lantigen B (group A), or placebo (group B), according to the following protocol: 5 drops thrice a day for 12 consecutive weeks in the external acoustic duct. The topical suspension of bacterial antigens and placebo were administered by identical, anonymous dispensers in order to maintain double-blind conditions. Before, at the end and 3 months, and after the end of the treatment, all patients who entered in the study underwent pure tone audiometry, microscopic examination of ears, microbiological examination of the ear swab, aural suctioning and subjective assessment of symptoms by visual analog scale. In group A, we saw a statistically signiWcant improvement in the diVerent items measured. A topical suspension of bacterial antigens was signiWcantly more eVective than placebo in the treatment of CSOM.

Efficacy of a topical suspension of bacterial antigens for the management of chronic suppurative otitis media

SALZANO, Francesco Antonio;
2012

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a topical suspension of bacterial antigens for the management of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). Two-hundred ten patients with CSOM were enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into two numerically equal groups and randomized to receive a topical suspension of bacterial antigens, Lantigen B (group A), or placebo (group B), according to the following protocol: 5 drops thrice a day for 12 consecutive weeks in the external acoustic duct. The topical suspension of bacterial antigens and placebo were administered by identical, anonymous dispensers in order to maintain double-blind conditions. Before, at the end and 3 months, and after the end of the treatment, all patients who entered in the study underwent pure tone audiometry, microscopic examination of ears, microbiological examination of the ear swab, aural suctioning and subjective assessment of symptoms by visual analog scale. In group A, we saw a statistically signiWcant improvement in the diVerent items measured. A topical suspension of bacterial antigens was signiWcantly more eVective than placebo in the treatment of CSOM.
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