Asudomal Khemani, Anwar Ali Akhund, Rasool Bux Shaikh.
Bacteriology and its Effects on Clinical Presentation and Treatment Results of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM).
Med Channel Jan ;5(1):35-8.
Our study include 217 patients suffering from chronic suppurative otitis media, with different age groups from children to old age subjects. Bacteriological findings showed no significant difference between children and olderpatients. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated in cholesteatoma ears more frequently than Pseudomonas aeruginosa while in chronic ears without cholesteatoma the situation was reserved. Bacteriological findings had no significant effect on the incidence of complications caused by the disease. Failure after treatment was more common in Pseudomonas ears. It was concluded that in order to improve the results of chronic ear surgery, more attention should be paid to pre-operative conservative treatment of chronically discharging ears especially those infected by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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