Otolaryngology Open Access Journal (OOAJ)

ISSN: 2476-2490

Research Article

A Clinicopathological and Microbiological Study of Chronic Otitis Media

Authors: Prashanth N*, Rathi A, Jain R, Ahmed R, Gauri HA and Bhardwaj V

DOI: 10.23880/ooaj-16000292


Objective: To determine both tubotympanic and atticoantral disease in active chronic otitis media. To identify the microbiological species that cause these two categories, as well as their sensitive medications, by culture and sensitivity testing. Methods: This was a prospective observational cross-sectional study conducted on Fifty Chronic otitis media patients from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Jaipur National University during November 2021 to October 2023. An assessment of the clinical presentation and course of Chronic otitis media and analysis of the microbiological etiology of the disease was done. Clinical assessment included history taking, physical examination, and audiometric testing. Microbiological analysis included culture and susceptibility testing and molecular testing. Results: Fifty Chronic otitis media patients were included in the study and studied over the course of two years. There were 22 males and 28 females. The most common bacterial etiologies of Chronic otitis media were Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. A mucopurulent type of discharge was seen in most pseudomonas infections (50%). Acinetobacter (100%) and Staphylococcus (75%) both mostly discharged mucopurulent material. Conclusion: These results provide insight into the management of Chronic otitis media and highlight the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Keywords: Clinicopathological; Microbiological; Chronic Otitis Media; Otolog

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