Bacteriology of antrum in children with chronic maxillary sinusitis

Erkan M., Özcan M., Arslan S., Soysal V., Bozdemir K., Haghighi N.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.28, no.3, pp.283-285, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00365549609027174
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-285
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Swabs from 93 chronically inflamed maxillary sinuses in children mere taken from aerobic and anaerobic bacteria during endoscopy. Bacterial growth was present in 87/93 specimens (93%). Anaerobic bacteria were isolated in 81/87 culture-positive specimens (93%) and mere recovered alone in 61 cases (70%) and mixed with aerobic or faculative bacteria in 20 (23%). Aerobic or facultative bacteria were present alone in six cases (7%). A total of 261 isolates (3/specimen), 19 (2.4/specimen) anaerobes and 69 (2.6/specimen) aerobes or facultatives, were isolated. The predominant anaerobic organisms sere Bacteroides sp. and anaerobic cocci; the predominant aerobes or facultatives mere Streptococcus sp. and Staphylococcus aureus. These findings indicate the important role of anaerobic organisms in chronic sinusitis.