Ahamefule O Ibekwe

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Pathogenic organisms in chronic suppurative otitis media from 62 patients were identified. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was responsible in 46%, Staphylococcus aureus in 29%. Proteus mirabilis in 13%, Streptococcus pyogenes in 6%, Aspergillus niger in 5% and Mucor sp. in 2%. The most prevalent organism in children was Staphylococcus aureus. The role of fungi in(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to review the diagnostic procedure for tuberculous cervical adenitis and propose a simple protocol for the work-up of patients with suspected tuberculous cervical adenitis. Moreover, it served to increase physician awareness of tuberculosis as possible cause of cervical mass. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a(More)
Microbiology of 102 ears with chronic suppurative otitis media was studied for aerobes, anaerobes, and fungi. Forty-four percent were pure cultures, 33.3% were mixed, and 18.6% had no growth. Seventy-four percent were aerobes, 25% fungi, and only 0.9% anaerobes. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (22.5%) was the most common isolate, followed by Staphylococcus aureus(More)
A prospective study of 63 children with profound deafness seen personally at the E.N.T. Clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu between January, 1984 and October, 1987 is the subject of this paper. There were 35 males and 28 females. Thirty-six (57.1%) were in the age group, 0-3 years, 17 (27%) in the age group 4-6 years, 7 (11.1%) in the age(More)
A report of skin tests on 62 patients with allergic rhinitis is presented. Detailed allergy history was obtained using Bencard case history chart. Skin test using Bencard skin testing kit was done on each patient. Results showed house dust was most common agent with 74.19% and house dust mite next with 70.38%. Most of the patients fall within the age group(More)
In Europe and America, acute mastoiditis usually appears as a complication of acute otitis media, and some patients develop subperiosteal mastoid abscesses. In Nigeria, however, most subperiosteal mastoid abscesses develop from chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. Of the 16 patients with subperiosteal mastoid abscesses discussed, 11 (69%) had(More)
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