Aerobic Bacterial Isolates and Their Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Centre in Bikaner, Rajasthan
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) has been a source of tremendous health predicament since time immemorial and even today it is immensely intricate both for patients and otologist to deal with.
AIM: The study was conducted with the aim to isolate and identify the bacteria causing Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media in patients attending the ENT department, PBM Hospital, Bikaner to know local pattern aerobic microbes.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was done in 100 patients of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media with ear discharge of more than 6 weeks, attending ENT Department, PBM, Bikaner.
RESULTS: Pseudomonas aeruginosa was commonest organism isolated (57.14%), followed by Staphylococcus aureus which was isolated in 19.04% and Klebsiella species in 7.14% of cases. Fungus as a single isolate was found only in 10.71% of cases.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded from present study that isolation of various aerobic and fungal isolates shows that different conditions of CSOM should be differentiated on microbiological grounds therefore continuous and periodic surveillance of microbiological pattern is desirable in all cases of CSOM.