International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2018)

A prospective study of bacteriology and antibiotics treatment of maxillary sinusitis


AD Havale, Anagha Y Rajguru

In the present study titled “Prospective Study of Bacteriology and Antibiotics Treatment of Maxillary Sinusitis”, 100 patients attending the E.N.T. OPD with signs and symptoms of Sinusitis were selected based on exclusion criteria. Among the patients in this study, 47% were males and 53% remaining were females. Highest age incidence was in the third decade i.e. 20-29 age groups. Least commonly affected were elderly more than 50 years. All these patients were prescribed appropriate antibiotics based on C/S report. Out of 100 patients, 90 patients yielded growth of different organisms on culture. Efficacy of Ciprofloxacin tinidazole 85% by clinically, 87% based on results on DNE findings & 63% by Radiological success rate. The roentgen finding of air-fluid level in the maxillary sinus is the most reliable evidence of sinus infection followed by opacity. While in most of the cases, hazy antra and mucosal thickening on X-ray are not indicators of sinus infection. Hence we conclude that Water’s view undoubtedly yields valuable information regarding sinus pathology
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