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Bacteriological Study of Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis with Special Reference to Anaerobes

Shashidhar S Suligavi, Shilpa K Gokale

Keywords : Chronic maxillary sinusitis,Anaerobic bacteria,Aerobic bacteria

Citation Information : Suligavi SS, Gokale SK. Bacteriological Study of Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis with Special Reference to Anaerobes. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (3):141-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1049

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Aspirates from 50 chronically inflamed maxillary sinuses were processed for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Bacterial growth was present in 48 (96%) specimens. There were 110 bacterial isolates (2.2/specimen). Forty of the isolates were aerobic or facultative organisms (0.8/ specimen). The predominant aerobic or facultative organisms were Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CNS), S. pneumoniae, E. coli, H. influenzae and P. aeruginosa. Seventy anaerobes were isolated (1.4/specimen), Prevotella spp, Peptostreptococcus spp., Porphyromonas spp. and bacteroides spp. being predominant. These findings illustrate the presence of polymicrobial aerobic-anaerobic flora in patients with chronic maxillary sinusitis.

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