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Has cerumen a protective role in recurrent external otitis?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12884208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: We investigated the bactericidal activity of the cerumen in patients with recurrent otitis externa. Materials and methods: Cerumen samples were collected from 2 groups. Group A (n = 20) consisted of patients with recurrent otitis externa (2 or more acute otitis externa attack in the current year) and group B (n = 30) consisted of cerumen from a healthy population. We examined the bactericidal activity against the common microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus) that encounter the recurrent otitis externa. RESULTS: A significant decrease in the count of S epidermidis was observed in group A (P <.05) and B (P <.01) was observed. A comparison of decreases and increases in the percentages of microorganisms between the groups A and B showed that there was a significant difference only in the count of E coli (P <or=.05). The count of E coli decreased in cerumen suspension in group A, but it increased in the normal population. CONCLUSION: We did not confirm that cerumen from patients with recurrent otitis externa had less bactericidal activity than from a healthy population.
Authors:
Yavuz Selim Pata; Candan Ozturk; Yucel Akbas; Kemal Gorur; Murat Unal; Cengiz Ozcan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-28     Completed Date:  2003-12-09     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mersin, Turkey. yavuzpata@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerumen / physiology*
Enterococcus / growth & development
Escherichia coli / growth & development
Humans
Otitis Externa / microbiology*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / growth & development
Recurrence
Staphylococcus aureus / growth & development
Staphylococcus epidermidis / growth & development

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