• mushtaq N.almalki Medical College/ThiQar University
Keywords: tonsillopharyngitis, chronic suppurative otitis media, antibacterial susceptibility


Antibacterial resistance is a great problem on proper management of   tonsillopharyngitis and chronic otitis media.To determine the antibacterial susceptibility of the common causative bacteria throat and ear swabs were sent for culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing from out patients attending AL.Habobi hospital over aperiod from September 2009 to September 2010. Of 102 patients with tonsillopharyngitis , Beta haemolytic streptococcus type A ,was the commonest cause accounting for 59.8% of all isolated bacteria, followed by 29.4% was staphylococcus.On other hand pseudomonas represent the top of the list of bacterial causes of chronic suppurative otitis media(46%) ,followed by staphylococcus aureus (27.6%). Amikacin has the greater chance of action among most isolated bacteria in this study.Sensitivity to commonly used antibacterial agent like amoxicillin, cephalosporin, pencillin, erythromycin and co-trimazole were less.


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