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, cilt.28, ss.283-285, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/00365549609027174
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.283-285


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.