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Antibiotic Abuse Has Led to Increase in Ear Surgery

Wednesday, 22 October 2008 15:30
An increase in the number of acute otitis media (AOM) paediatric patients with suppurative complications at a tertiary care medical center appears to be related to a rise in incidence of resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae isolates.

Cases needing surgery, they point out, are perceived to be on the increase in the era of antibiotic resistance.

The number of cases requiring surgical intervention was also seen to increase along with an increasing number of resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae isolates.