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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 387-393

Bacterial Aetiology and their Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Otitis Media in Paediatric Age Group
Mohammad Khalid Farooqui1, Prakriti Vohra2*, Ruby Naz2, Anil Goel3, Akil Hussain4, Sameena Khan2 and A.K. Malik2
 1Department of ENT, SHKM, GMC, Mewat, India
2Department of Microbiology, SHKM, GMC, Mewat, India
3Department of Paediatrics, SHKM, GMC, Mewat, India
4NIMS, Medical College, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding author

Otitis media is the most common reason for children to visit a medical practitioner and it is an important cause of preventable hearing loss. 564 patients of paediatric age group with symptoms of otitis media were studied from ENT and paediatrics department in microbiology department at SHKM, GMC, Mewat from  June 2015 to May 2016. Isolates were identified by conventional methods and the antibiotic susceptibility profiles were determined by the standard disk diffusion method. Most common bacterial isolates included Pseudomonas aeruginosa (41.76%), Staphylococcus aureus (33.3%). The Gram positive bacteria antibiogram revealed high sensitivity to ciprofloxacin, cefoxitin, amoxyclav, gentamycin, teicoplanin and vancomycin. While Gram negative bacteria antibiogram reveals sensitivity to ciprofloxacin, ceftazidime, netilmycin, piperacillin tazobactam and gentamycin. Low levels of resistance were found among most clinical isolates in general to the commonly used antibiotics however, an increased frequency of MRSA was detected.

Keywords: Antibiotic susceptibility, Bacterial aetiology, Otitis media, Paediatric age.

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Mohammad Khalid Farooqui, Prakriti Vohra, Ruby Naz, Anil Goel, Akil Hussain, Sameena Khan and A.K. Malik. 2016. Bacterial Aetiology and their Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Otitis Media in Paediatric Age Group.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 387-393. doi:
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