A BACTERIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA
Microbiological investigation of ear discharge in 72 patients of chronic suppurative otitis media with perforation was performed to ascertain local pattern of causal microbes and their antibiotic susceptibility. Staphylococci and Pseudomonas species were the most prevalent causal organisms. Excellent broad spectrum treatment potentials were found for gentamycin and ciprofloxacin, while, chloramphenicol is useful, as well. Augmentin appeared to be falling out in efficacy, against the staphylococci. Findings enlighten upon selection of initial empirical antibiotic therapy and subsequent strategic antibiotic options for successful infection clearance in CSOM.
Keywords: CSOM, Antimicrobials, staphylococci, pseudomonas.
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