Assessment of Complications Associated with Otitis Media in Patients: A Hospital Based Study
Background: Otitis media is defined as an infection of the middle ear fluid and is the second most common pediatric diagnosis in the emergency department following upper respiratory infections. Hence; we planned the present study to assess the pattern of complications Associated with Otitis Media.
Materials & Methods: The present study included evaluation of pattern of complications Associated with Otitis Media. Complete demoagrhic details of all the patients were obtained. A total of 30 cases were included in the present study. We also conducted and evaluated the results of audiological and radiological tests as well as culture and sensitivity tests. We classified the complications of otitis media in two categories; Extracranial (EC) and Intracranial (IC) complications. All the results were recorded and analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: A total of 30 patients of otitis media were included in the present study. Mean age of the patients of the present study was 42.5 years. Out of 30, 17 patients were males while the remaining were females. All the patients were divided into two broad groups on the basis of complications; intracranial complications and Extracranial complications. 12 patients exhibited EC complications while 18 patients showed presence of IC complications.
Conclusion: Subperiosteal abscess and brain abscess are the most commonly encountered complications in otitis media patients.
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