Identification of risk factors associated with middle ear infection

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Gufran Kadhim Abdulkareem, Safana Kadhim Jasim, Alia Mohammed Abdulateef

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This study's goal was to identify the most common bacteria found in patient ear secretions from otitis media probable cases in the Iraqi city of Basrah. The likelihood of developing a middle ear infection was strongly correlated with age, according to the findings. The most frequently isolated bacterial species included Pseudomonas spp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus spp. S. aureus predominated in adults, whereas Pseudomonas spp. was the most prevalent strain in children.

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