Morbidity profile of paediatric otorhinolaryngological disorders in a rural teaching hospital

M. Mohamed Anwar, A. Jesudoss, P. G. Sowmya, P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, M. Ismail


Background: Otorhinolaryngological disorders are more common among children and timely intervention is essential. These disorders variy from one geographical area to another and also differs among different community and age groups. The present study was aimed to assess the different otolorhinolarygological disorders among paediatric age groups.

Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in a rural tertiary care teaching hospital for a period of two years. Data were collected from case sheets and then classified, tabulated and statistically analyzed.  

Results: Among the otorhinolarygological disorders in children, otological, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal disorders were 73.67%, rhinological 7.31%, oropharhngeal 5.58% and oral cavity was 4.1% morbidity profile differed among male and female children.

Conclusions: Otologic, nasopharyngeal and its associated disorders reported more among the children in this rural area Variations among gender, age and seasonality were noticed.


Morbidity, Otorhinolaryngological, Associated disorders

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