Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 11 No. 4

Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria Causing Acute Suppurative Otitis Media in Egypt

Maryam Kotb1*, Maged Bahgat2, Shabaan Hashem3, Hussein Sabit4, and Marwan ElBagoury5

1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Modern University for Technology & Information, Cairo, Egypt. 2Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. 3Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt. 4Department of Microbial Genetics, Faculty of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October, Egypt. 5 Universitšt Ulm - Medizinische Fakultšt, Ulm, Deutschland.

Received on 01 November 2017 and accepted on 10 December 2017



Microbiology and susceptibility of middle ear (ME) pathogens are changing continuously. The aim of the present study was to report the isolation and characterization of causative bacteria involved in acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM) in Egypt. The study was conducted for a period of 6 months from February 2009 - August 2009. Seventy six patients with ASOM of all age groups and both sexes attending Kasr Al Aini Teaching Hospital outpatient clinic were randomly selected for the study. Seventy eight pus samples were obtained for the study. The results have shown that Staphylococcus aureus was the most common causative microorganism (78.37 %), followed by Streptococcus pnemoniae (13.79 %).

Keywords : Otitis media, acute supprative otitis media, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pnemoniae, Egypt.