Keywords : Acute Otitis Media
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 3427-3433
Chronic media (COM) is a middle ear space inflammation that results in permanent or more recurrent long term changes in the tympanic membrane, including atelectasis, dimer formation, perforation, tympanosclerosis, formationof retraction pockets or cholesteatoma. There is an urgent need to establish successful therapeutic strategies against COM with the advent of antibiotic resistance, antibiotic ototoxicity, and the possible risks of surgery. This warrant understanding the similarities and differences in the clinical profile and disease progression among paediatric and adult age group which will aid in designing successful treatment modalities against the disease and hence preventing the associated morbidities.
To compare various dimensions of COM among the paediatric and adult age group in rural population.
A cross sectional and comparative study will be carried out in ENT Department AVBRH Sawangi, Wardha during the period from November 2020 to November 2023. All the selected patients with sample size 50, of COM in the paediatric age group (0-14years) and adult age group (15-60 years) with squamosal COM (active or inactive) and mucosal COM (active, quiescent, or inactive) will be considered in this study. Patients will be comprehensively and diligently examined as per the proforma meant for the study and baseline investigations will be done.
The data will be tabulated, analyzed statistically and will be discussed in the light of literature available.
The purpose of this study is to help the clinician have a better insight on the similarities and differences regarding the clinical profile and behavior of COM in adult and paediatric population in rural area with significance on middle ear changes, grade and extent of retraction pockets and cholesteatoma respectively and pneumatization of the temporal bone and audiological status.