The present study deals with bacteriological investigations of 110 maxillary sinus aspirates from 100 maxillary sinusitis cases attending the ENT department of People Medical College Nawabshah.
In aspirated sinus secretions there was predominance of Strept. pneumoniae [35.5%] . The other organisms present were Staph. aureus [23.6%] , H. Influenzae [14.5%] , Strept pyogenes [6.5%] , and Klebsiella pneumoniae [5.5%] . The common symptoms and predisposing conditions associated with sinusitis were nasal discharge nasal obstruction, facial pain, allergic rhinitis, deviated nasal septum and dental infection. The higher number of maxillary sinusitis cases were found between ages of 11 and 30 years. Drug sensitivity pattern showed Doxycycline Ofloxacin and third generation antibiotic as the most effective drugs followed by Cephelexin, Tobramycin, Getamycin, Minocyclin, Ampicillin-Cloxacillin Erythromycin and Lincomycin