Print ISSN:-2394-546X

Online ISSN:-2394-5478

CODEN : IJMR06

Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 7 , Issue: 1

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 945

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 231

Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Prevalence of Fungal Infection in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media – A Study at Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Uttar Pradesh


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Author Details : Arun Ghosh, Amit Rana, Surendra Prasad

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2015

Article Page : 159-162


Suggest article by email


Abstract

Background: Chronic otitis media (CSOM) is a notorious infection prevalent mostly in developing countries due to indiscriminate uses of local steroid and antibiotics in the ear either alone or combination. Humidity also plays a major contributing factor in the etiology of otitis media.

Objective: To know the prevalence of fungal infection in chronic suppurative otitis media.
Method: The study was conducted on 130 cases of recurrent discharging ear at the out patient door of Deptt of E.N.T and Dept. of Microbiology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly.
Results: Out of 130 cases, 34 were found fungal positive having the prevalence rate 26.15%. The side of involvement was more common in right ear (66.66%) than left. Males are affected more (58.82%) than females. Most of the fungal infections were associated with the use of local steroid and antibiotics (79.41%). Predominent fungal isolates were Aspergillus spp. (32.35%) followed by other saprophytic fungi (52.94%).
 
Key words: Chronic suppurative otitis media, Fungal infection, Steroid and antibiotics

How to cite : Ghosh A, Rana A, Prasad S, Prevalence of Fungal Infection in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media – A Study at Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Microbiol Res 2015;2(3):159-162

Copyright © 2015 by author(s) and Indian J Microbiol Res. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (creativecommons.org)