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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 75-78

Chronic suppurative otitis media: A clinical profile in sokoto, nigeria

Depanment of ENT, Usmanu Danfodiyo Umversity Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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This is a retrospective stud y of sixty eight cases of chronic suppurative otitis media seen in the Ear, Nose and Throat ( ENT ) Department of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto from June 1998 to M ay.1999. It was commonest in the paediatric age group ( 68 .8 2%) . commonest symptom at presentation was ear discharge (100%), ear ache ( 26.47% ), hearing loss (22.46% ) and itchiness (10.29%). The commonest signs were ear discharge (100% ) and tympanic membrane perforation (100% ) . All patients had the tubotympanic ty pe of chronic suppurative otitis media . onas aeruginosa and staphylococcus aureus were the most commonly cultured organisms ( 28 .5% each) . Cultures were sensitive t o gentamicin and peflacine in most cases. chronic suppurative otitis media is a pu blic health problem affecting mainly the paediatrics age group with attend ant learning impairment , caused by some degree of hearing loss and frequent hospital visitation for treatment. Therefore, prevention is stressed to reduce the morbid it y of the disease.

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