Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 1 No. 2

Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a case of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

Unnati Padalia1*, Annette Martin1, Preeti Mehta2, Gita Nataraj2 and Rajesh C. Patil3

1Department of Microbiology, K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai - 400 077 India. 2Department of Microbiology, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India. 3Department of Microbiology, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai - 400 058 India.

Received on 19 July 2007 and accepted on 27 August 2007

 

ABSTRACT

Tuberculosis in India is still a major problem even after over 43 years of control programme. A majority of TB patients suffer from multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The present paper reports a rare incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a case of chronic otitis media, an otological infection which has not been reported earlier.

Keywords : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Chronic otitis media, Otological infection.