Musleh MubarkiArmed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Title: Organism Growth and Antibiotic Treatment for Patients Diagnosed with 23
Background: Deep neck infections (DNIs) are characterized by inflammation in the deep spaces and fasciae of the head and neck, with or without pus.Parapharyngeal,infratemporal,pterygomaxillary,temporal, parotid, masticator, submandibular, visceral, carotid sheath, peritonsillar?pharyngeal mucosal, retropharyngeal, danger, and prevertebral spaces are the different types of DNIs.Result: total of 67 infections were reported in 63 patients. Upper respiratory tract infections represented the majority of infectious conditions (77.6%) followed by dental infections (22.4%). Among the whole sample, the most commonly isolated pathogen was Staphylococcus species (n = 14, 13.0%), of which 12 Staphylococcus aureus isolates were detected. The 25 isolates with positive cultural growth had undergone culture sensitivity analysis; these showed sensitivity to 89 antibiotics. Bacterial isolates were predominantly sensitive to vancomycin (n = 16, 18.0%), linezolid (n = 14, 15.7%), and ciprofloxacin (n = 13, 14.6%). Conclusion: DNIs in children feature different characteristics from those in adults regarding severity and preceding illness. However, the causative microorganisms and antibiotics sensitivity were similar. S. aureus and vancomycin were the most common bacteria and sensitive antibiotic, respectively.
Musleh Mubarki has completed Saudi board of otolaryngology this year at the age of 31 years from Abha hospital ,KSA. He has over 20 publication.