Mother and Child Health Intitute, Belgrade, Faculty of dentistry, Pancevo, Serbia
*Corresponding Author: Ivan Baljosevic, Mother and Child Health Intitute, Belgrade, Faculty of dentistry, Pancevo, Serbia.
Received: April 25, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022
Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children is one of the most common chronic infections in childhood, even in children in developed industrial countries. Globally, CSOM occurs in 4.76% of the population (22% in children under 5 years old) with hearing impairment present in 30 children per 10,000 .
Chronic suppurative otitis media without cholesteatoma is a condition that occurs after attacks of acute otitis with perforation on the eardrum. According to the research of the authors , the development of this infection occurs in two ways. In the first, the eardrum is intact and bacteria enter the middle ear from the nasopharynx, by reflux of nasopharyngeal secretion. This happens especially when there is an infection of the nose, adenoids and paranasal cavities, which spreads through the Eustachian tube into the middle ear. Another way to develop a chronic infection is when bacteria (eg. Pseudomonas) that are in the water, during bathing and swimming, enter through the perforated eardrum and cause contamination of the middle ear space.
Citation: Ivan Baljosevic. “Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media in Children".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.6 (2022): 111-112.
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