Background: The most common problems warranting a visit to a doctor or a health care provider in developing countries are related to ear nose and throat (ENT). Hence; the present study was undertaken to evaluate clinical profile of patients visited in ENT department. Materials & methods: A total of 1381 patients were analyzed who reported to the ENT department during the study period. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients were obtained. Detailed clinical history and past medical history of all the patients was taken and required investigations were advised. Final diagnosis was obtained based on the results of investigations and analysis. Assessment of incidence of different pathologies related to ENT and their age-wise and gender-wise correlation was obtained. Results: Most common ear pathologies detected in the present study were otitis media, hearing loss and otitis externa. Most common nose pathologies detected in the present study were fibroids in nose, Rhinosinusitis and epistaxis. Most common throat pathologies detected in the present study were upper airway obstruction, throat infection and speech disorder. Non-significant correlation was observed while correlating age-wise and gender-wise distortion of patients with clinical pathology. Conclusion: By spreading awareness of the common ENT pathologies and their etiologic profile will help in lowering the burden of the disease in the community.
Key words: ENT, Profile
Received: 15 March, 2019 Revised: 10 July 2019 Accepted: 23 July 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Rahber Akhtar Ansari, Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Career Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, UP
This article may be cited as: Ansari RA. Evaluation of clinical profile of patients visited in ENT department. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 68-71.