Dr. Dinesh Gadekar, Dr. Ajit Damle, Dr Atul Desale, Dr. Tushar Baheti


Introduction: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a destructive and persistent disease with irreversible sequel and can proceed to serious
intra and / or extra cranial complications. Causative agents of infection include bacteria, fungi and viruses with bacteria being the commonest
cause. Hence bacteriological studies of CSOM are important for determining effective antibiotic choice and surveillance of bacterial patterns and
their relative sensitivities.
Materials and Methods: Total 157 patients having CSOM were included in the study. Ear discharge was processed with standard Microbiological
Results: On aerobic culture Staphylococcus aureus 58 (36.96%) was the most common isolate followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 35 (21.21%).
Fungal culture yielded 19 (11.2%) isolates.
Conclusion: Evaluation of microbiological pattern and antibiotic sensitivity of isolates is necessary to decrease the potential risk of complications
of CSOM by early institution of appropriate treatment.

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