Comparative Study of Bacteriological Study of Otitis Media in Two Tertiary Centers Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

  • Rakesh Kumar RKDF Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh,India
  • Sarita Bharke L. N. Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords: Chronic suppurative otitis media, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is one of the most common ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems which can cause many complications if not treated in time. It can affect all the age groups and both sexes. Aim: The study is to identify the pathogenic bacteria causing CSOM and to study their microbial distribution pattern. The study is conducted in two different tertiary centers of Bhopal in two different locations. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients of CSOMs with unilateral or bilateral discharge attending the ENT outpatient departments are included in the study. Taking all aseptic precautions swabs were taken and sent immediately to the microbiology laboratory and cultured. Bacterial isolates were identifi ed using standard methods, and antibiotic susceptibility testing was done. Results: Staphylococcus was the most predominant pathogenic bacteria isolated followed by Streptococcus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella sp. This study helped in knowing the bacteriological profi le of the cases of CSOM at two different tertiary centers of Bhopal. Conclusion: Empirical treatment may not be successful in all cases because of emergence of resistant organisms. Hence, it is advisable to do antibiogram before starting the treatment

Author Biographies

Rakesh Kumar, RKDF Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh,India

Associate Professor, Department of ENT, 

Sarita Bharke, L. N. Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology,

Published
2016-10-30