KBB-Forum 2003 , Cilt 2, Sayı 4


Dr. Altan YILDIRIM1, Dr. Hakan ERDEM2, Dr. Tanfer KUNT3, Dr. Ercan CANBAY4
1Kızılay Tıp Merkezi, KBB, Sivas, Türkiye
2Kızılay Tıp Merkezi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, Sivas, Türkiye
3Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Sivas, Türkiye
4Cumhuriyet Universitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Sivas, Türkiye
Chronic sinusitis is a disease that afflicts a significant percentage of the population and causes considerable long-term morbidity. The common use of multiple broad spectrum antibiotics to treat this condition might cause an alteration of the bacteriology and antibiotic sensivity of chronic sinusitis. We have analysed 73 patients who have medically treated for sinus sympthoms and suffered for 3 months but failed and diagnosed as chronic sinusitis with endoscopic examination and computed tomography findings. Coagulase-negative staphylococci were the most common (57.5%) isolates and ciprofloxacine was the antibiotic which had the highest (86.3%) sensivity at all. Keywords : Chronic sinusitis, bacteriology, antibiotic sensivity