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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 981-985

Bacteriological Study of Acute Otitis Externa in a Tertiary Care Hospital of a District in North Karnataka, India
Shilpa K. Gokale, Anushka Devinkar*, Drsuresh Sonth and S.S. Solabannavar
Department of microbiology, S N Medical College, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587103, India
*Corresponding author

Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. It is usually associated with secondary bacterial and/or fungal infection of macerated skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue. Aim of the study is to isolate and identify species of bacteria in patients with clinical diagnosis of Acute Otitis Externa and to know the susceptibility of microorganisms to the antimicrobial drugs. This study involved 103 patients with otitis externa. Two sets of samples were collected from their ears, one set was used for slide preparations, and the other for microbial culturing. After culturing, the microorganisms were identified by conventional methods. S aureus was the most common organism isolated followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae, and coagulase negative staphylococcus. Aminoglycosides and Quinolones showed variable activity against all bacteria tested and small percentage of bacteria were resistant to Carbapenem drugs. Acute Otitis Externa is a polymicrobial infection and knowledge regarding micro-organisms etiology and susceptibility will contribute to rational antibiotic usage and treatment success.

Keywords: Otitis externa, Bacterial infection, Antibiotics.

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Shilpa K. Gokale, Anushka Devinkar, Drsuresh Sonth and Solabannavar, S.S. 2017. Bacteriological Study of Acute Otitis Externa in a Tertiary Care Hospital of a District in North KarnatakaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 981-985. doi:
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