Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2004 Jul;47(7):607-611.

Current Bacteriology of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
It is important to know the current trend of resistance rate and species of pathogens in order to select appropriate antibiotics in the management of chronic suppurative otitis media. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current bacteriology of chronic supprative otitis media. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: A retrospective study was performed on the bacteriologic results of 169 out-patients of chronic otitis media with otorrhea who visited the department of otolaryngology at the Kyung Hee Medical Center from Jan 2000 to Dec 2002. RESULTS: The most common pathogenic organisms were Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, Proteus and Providencia. The prevalence of MRSA was found to be 61.0 per cent of isolated Staphylococcus aureus. CONCLUSION: We investigated the current bacteriology of chronic suppurative otitis media and could not find remarkable changes in comparison with the results reported recently. Continuous and periodic studies on bacteriology and sensitivity tests should be performed for effective treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media.

Keyword

Suppurative otitis media; Bacteriology

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacteriology*
Humans
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Otitis Media
Otitis Media, Suppurative*
Otolaryngology
Outpatients
Prevalence
Proteus
Providencia
Pseudomonas
Retrospective Studies
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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