A Prospective Study on Prevalence of Micro- Organisms Isolated from Ear Swab in a tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Mathura
Background: Ear infection is an inflammation of the ear. Ear discharge is one of the most common symptoms of ear infection. Approximately, 65-330 million people suffer from ear infection worldwide. Around 60% of them had significant hearing impairment
Methods: The duration of study was over a period of one year.400 cases were included with ear infection. This study was conducted in the Department of ENT, K M Medical College & Hospital, Mathura.
Result: This study suggested that 40% bacteria were P. aeruginosa followed by Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, E. coli & Citrobacter spp.in gram negative bacteria.
Conclusion: This study suggested that Ciprofloxacin and gentamycin were the most sensitive against pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Use of antibiotics for treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus infections in otitis media, alert us against indiscriminate usage of antibiotics to prevent development of resistance.
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