Concurrent Assay for Four Bacterial Species Including Alloiococcus Otitidis in Middle Ear, Nasopharynx and Tonsils of Children with Otitis Media with Effusion: A Preliminary Report

@inproceedings{Aydn2012ConcurrentAF,
  title={Concurrent Assay for Four Bacterial Species Including Alloiococcus Otitidis in Middle Ear, Nasopharynx and Tonsils of Children with Otitis Media with Effusion: A Preliminary Report},
  author={Emine G{\"u}lhan Aydın and Eren Taştan and Mihriban Y{\"u}cel and Neslihan Ebru Şenışık and Esra Alp Karakoç and Necmi Arslan and Yunus Kantekin and M{\"u}nir Demirci},
  booktitle={Clinical and experimental otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES To detect the prevalences of Alloiococcus otitidis, as well as Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Moraxella catarrhalis in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) and to simultaneously investigate the colonization of these bacteria in the nasopharynx and palatine tonsils of these patients. METHODS The study included 34 pediatric patients with OME, and 15 controls without OME. In the study group, A. otitidis, H. influenzae, S. pneumoniae, and M… CONTINUE READING

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