STUDY OF BACTERIAL FLORA IN CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA

Kanav S. Baigra, Chaitanya C. Bharadwaj, Saloni S. Raisoni

Abstract


Middle ear infections of variable severity are a major health burden in ENT OPDs in India. Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) and its
complications are among the most common conditions seen together by medical practitioners. In the current scenario, many micro-organisms have
developed multiple-antibiotic resistance. This study was undertaken to know the local pattern of micro-organisms causing CSOM and their
antibiotic susceptibility pattern in a tertiary care hospital. An observational cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2011 to June 2013. A
total 160 patients of both sexes and from all age groups attending out-patient departments and those admitted in ENT wards were selected. Swabs
from ear discharge were taken, culture and sensitivity tests done and the reports collected, recorded and analyzed. The treatment was given
according to reports.


Keywords


CSOM, Microbiology, Antibiotics.

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