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A Diverse Types Of Microorganisms From Otorhinolaryngological Infections And Their Antimicrobial Susceptibillity Pattern In A Tertiary Care Centre Hospital
Introduction: Diseases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) contribute to significant impairment of the daily life of affected patients. It has been reported that micro-organisms were the cause of 98% cases of otitis media. Chronic nose and throat infection also a serious matter of concern. Above all, Mucormycosis is the potential cause of death in this covid pandemic. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study conducted over a period of 6 months (August 2021Jan 2022) in the Department of Microbiology, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal. Isolation of bacteria were performed from clinical samples obtained from patients in Dept. Of E.N.T of BMCH. Eighty four samples were collected from patients with suspected ENT infections after obtaining consent. Result: Bacterial growth was seen in 55 samples(65.47%),of which,Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates were found in 31 samples(56.36%) and 21 samples(38.18%) respectively. Three gram positive bacilli (5.45%) also were grown. Fourteen samples (16.66%) were also positive for fungal growth. Discussion: Infectious diseases account for a big chunk of cases in Otorhinolaryngology .The main causes for this is unhygienic habits on the part of patients like pond bathing, instilling oil and other substances in Ear and Nose, improper hand washing , substance abuse and inserting unsterile ear-buds inside auditory canal. Delayed reporting for treatment and misdiagnosis along with injudicious use of antibiotics also poses a threat.
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