BACTERIOLOGY AND ANTIBIOGRAMS OF CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA AMONG CHILDREN IN HYDERABAD
English

Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan, Muneeruddin Ahmed S
2016 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND Suppurative otitis media is a very common disease in ENT practice in all age groups, but in children it represents an important cause of preventable hearing loss. Physicians attending such patients tend to use antibiotics in the first instance empirically. Even though many studies are available on the susceptibility profiles of the bacteria isolated from the ear discharge, the susceptibility of these organisms varies from time to time and from place to place. Hence, such studies are
more » ... , such studies are required periodically to evaluate the changing trends in bacterial susceptibility following isolation. Objective of this study is to isolate and identify the bacteria and study their antibiotic susceptibility profiles in children attending the Government ENT Hospital in Hyderabad. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2008 and November 2012, a cross-sectional study was conducted at Government ENT Hospital, Koti, Hyderabad on 320 ear discharge samples collected from children attending with complaints of suppurative otitis media. Standard microbiological procedures adopted in collection, isolation and culture sensitivity of the samples.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2016/1567 fatcat:v47fimrswjgkzakm23zmqpvzhe