Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ear Infections Linked to Drug-Resistant ‘Superbug’

An emerging “superbug” that causes ear infections in children and is resistant to multiple antibiotics can only be treated with an adult medication, researchers report. Read the full story here.

Two Rochester, N.Y., pediatricians report finding a multiple antibiotic-resistant strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae that caused ear infections in nine children in their practice over three years. The only antibiotic that was effective in treating these infections was levofloxacin, which isn’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in children.

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