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Otitis Media

otitis media

Commonest complication of chronic suppurative otitis media is

CSOM is a perforated tympanic membrane with persistent drainage from the middle ear. The chronically draining ear can be difficult to treat.Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus species, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and diphtheroids are the most common bacteria cultured from chronically draining ears.Anaerobes and fungi may grow concurrently with the aerobes in a symbiotic relationship.

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OM is an ear infection which happens due to Inflammation of the middle ear.May also involve inflammation of mastoid, petrous apex, and perilabyrinthine air cells.Young children with otitis media may be irritable, fussy, or have problems feeding or sleeping. Older children may complain about pain and fullness in the ear (earache). Fever may be present in a child of any age and furthermore signs of upper respiratory system may also be present.