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Niger Postgrad Med J. 2002 Jun;9(2):63-6.

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

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


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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