Etiology of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM)

In this article, we will discuss the Etiology of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM). So, let’s get started.

Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media is a long standing infection of middle ear cleft characterized by ear discharge and permanent perforation.


Acute otitis media

Upper respiratory tract problems (obstruction like adenoids, tonsillitis, and sinusitis)

Decreased immunity or low body resistance

Post exanthemata like small pox, chicken pox, typhoid, measles.

Traumatic perforation

Infection like streptococci, staphylococci, and pneumococci

Disease of nose and throat may lead to otitis media

Lack of proper hygiene


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