Study of infective profile of patients with ear infections in lower Himalayan region
Keywords:Ear infection, Infective organisms, Ear swab, Aural discharge
Background: An ear infection is a bacterial, viral and fungal infection of the external or middle ear. The aim of the study was to study the infective profile of patients with ear infections in lower himalayan region.
Methods: 100 patients with ear infections/ear discharge were included in the study. Aural discharge samples collected through a sterile culture sensitivity tube and sent to microbiological lab in the Regional Hospital Bilaspur (SRL diagnostics).
Results: Out of total 100 ears swab samples examined Staphylococcus aureus (35%) was the commonest infecting organism followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (25%), mould (10%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (06%), Escherichia coli (05%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (05%).
Conclusions: Prevalence of ear infection is a major health problem in developing countries due to the poor living standard and hygienic conditions.
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