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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-66

Prevalence of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) among school children in a rural community in Nigeria.


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

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One thousand, one hundred and thirty-five pupils were examined for CSOM in a rural community of Kwara State of Nigeria. The prevalence of CSOM was 73 per 1000 pupils. The highest is seen among the age group of 2-5 years. Unilateral disease was most prevalent (79.5%); 99% of the pupils had tubotympanic disease. Active disease was observed in 27.7% of the cases of CSOM.


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