Document Detail
Pattern and bacteriology of acute suppurative otitis media in Sokoto, Nigeria
Abstract/OtherAbstract :
Background: To describe the pattern of distribution, causative bacterial organisms, and management of acute suppurative otitis media in Sokoto, Nigeria. Method: A retrospective study of the bacteriology, clinical features and management of acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM) seen in a 2-year period. Results: Out of the 219 cases of acute suppurative otitis media reported in the otorhinolaryngology clinic, only 114 case folders were available for review. The age range of presentation was between 17 days and 45 years with majority of the patients within the age range of 0-15 years out of which 0-5 years range accounted for 67.5%. Only 41 (36.0%) patients did ear swab for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Staphylococcus aureus (46.2%) was the commonest organism cultured. Mastoiditis as a complication was found in only one (0.9%) patient. Conclusion: Staphylococcus aureus was the commonest bacteria cultured in acute suppurative otitis media in this environment. Systemic antibiotic active against beta-lactamase producing bacteria, anti-histamine treatment along with local ear treatment is proposed for better results of cessation of ear discharge and reduction of the rate of progression to a state of chronically discharging ear (CSOM) with its attendant problems. Key Words: Acute suppurative otitis media, Staphylococcus aureus <I>Annals of African Medicine</I> Vol.3(4) 2004: 164-166
Authors :
Iseh, KR; Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria; frobih@yahoo.com, Adegbite, T; Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria;
Related Documents :
9829604 - Growth and plating efficiency of methanococci on agar media
3876584 - Complex and chemically defined media for the growth of cryptococcus neoformans
32700524 - The demonstration of galactosamine in extracellular hydroxyproline-rich macromolecule p...
2257694 - Pattern and bacteriology of acute suppurative otitis media in sokoto, nigeria
4571694 - Comparative study of the cytopathic activity of some arboviruses in tissue cultures,
8409014 - Gfp-based sensing and state estimation in transgenic plant cell culture
Contributors :
- ,
Publication Detail :
Publisher :  Annals of African Medicine Association of Crop Science, Uganda     Type :  Peer-Reviewed Article,     Format :  -    
Date Detail :
2005-02-17
Subject :
- , Acute suppurative otitis media, Staphylococcus aureus
Coverage :
; ;
Relation :
-
Source :
Annals of African Medicine - Annals of African Medicine; Vol. 3, No. 4 (2004)
Copyright Information :
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal.
Other Details :
Languages :  en    
Export Citation :
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex

Previous Document:  Traditional cataract treatment and the healers perspective: Dialogue with Western Science and techno...
Next Document:  Clinical diagnosis of stroke: need for audit