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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:12, December, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 349-354

Study of Profile of Otitis Media: A Study from Maharashtra, India
Ujwala A. Lokhande1* and Suresh L. Akulwar2
1Department of Microbiology, Ashwini Rural Medical College, Solapur, India
2Department of Microbiology, HIND institute of Medical sciences, Safedabad,Barabanki, UP, India
*Corresponding author

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear by pyogenic organisms. Typically disease follows viral infection of upper respiratory tract, but soon invades the middle ear with pyogenic organisms; seen as acute and chronic forms based on clinical grounds (Froom et al., 1997). Acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM) is termed as the rapid and short onset of signs and symptoms of inflammation in the middle ear. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is termed as long standing infection of a part or whole of the middle ear cleft characterized by ear discharge and a permanent perforation (Freid et al., 1998). For secondary brain abscess (Berman, 1995). Present study was carried in Department of Microbiology during the period September 2006   to August 2008 at Government College and Hospital, Ambajogai. A total of 504 clinically diagnosed cases of otitis media were included in study in the present study. The commonest age group affected in ASOM was 0-10 years (73cases, 43.71%) and in CSOM was 11-20 years, (95 cases, and 56.88%). Both ASOM and CSOM cases showed male predominance, 56.88% and 57.27% respectively. In all cases the commonest presenting symptom was otorrhoea, followed by deafness and fever. Otitis media is common ENT problem in children and young adults, Males are commonly affected in both ASOM & CSOM- these findings is consistent with other studies in literature.

Keywords: Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (ASOM), Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM), Demographic Features, Otorrhoea, Deafness.

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Ujwala A. Lokhande and Suresh L. Akulwar. 2016. Study of Profile of Otitis Media: A Study from Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 349-354. doi:
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