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 1 (2018)

Assessment of middle ear infection in population: A clinical study


Shiva Regmi

Background: The most common middle ear infection is Otitis media. It is one of the inflammatory diseases. There are two main types, acute suppurative otitis media (AOM) and chronic suppurative otitis media. The present study was done to determine middle ear infection such as otitis media in patients.
Materials & Methods: It included 120 patients with symptoms of middle ear infection. All were informed regarding the study and general information such as name, age, gender, fever, earache, hearing impairment, ear discharge, tinnitus and vertigo were noted.
Results: Out of 120 patients, males were 54 and females were 66. The difference was non- significant (P- 0.5). Common symptoms were cold in 45 males and 52 females, fever in 50 males and 45 females, ear discharge in 52 males and 60 females, hearing impairment in 27 males and 25 females, earache in 54 males and 66 females, tinnitis in 5 males and 7 females and vertigo in 2 males and 3 females. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Age group 20-30 years had maximum patients (males- 25, females- 30) followed by 30-40 years (males- 12, females- 19), 40-50 years (males- 6, females- 9), 50-60 years (males- 3, females- 2) and 60-70 years (males- 8, females- 8). The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Middle ear infection such as otitis media is frequently encountered ear infection. We observed females predominance. Common symptoms were earache, ear discharge and hearing impairment.
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Shiva Regmi. Assessment of middle ear infection in population: A clinical study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 58-60
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