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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 623-625

Current microbiological pattern and role of respiratory syncytial virus infection in children with acute otitis media in South Jeddah

1 Department of ENT, Ain Shams University; Department of ENT, KAMC, Makkah, Egypt
2 Microbiology & Immunology Department, HJH, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sherif K Mohamed
ENT Department, Ain Shams University
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1012-5574.217387

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Introduction Otitis media is one of the most commonly encountered pediatric ENT diseases. Antibiotic resistance is increasing partly because of their overuse and largely because of changing microbiological strains leading to the disease. In this study, we aimed to determine the current microbiological pattern of the disease in children. Participants and methods Ear discharges of 200 children with acute otitis media between 6 and 14 years of age were microbiologically examined. Results Virus-only infection was positive in 13% of patients, 30% were only bacterial (48% of which is Proteus mirabilis), and 57% had combined viral and bacterial infections. Conclusion Changing trends in microbiological patterns warrant further researches to achieve better prevention and treatment.

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