Otorhinolaryngological mobidity in time of mission
Purpose: Analysis of otorhinolaryngological morbidity of Bulgarian military staff in time of a mission abroad.
Material and methods: A research of otorhinolaryngological morbidity has been performed in situation of a mission abroad based on my own observations and investigations for a period of 5 months. Morbidity was compared with the one of the same staff during preparation time in Bulgaria for the mission. The results were obtained by using variation and alternative analyses.
Findings: Otorhinolaryngological morbidity in time of a mission is related predominantly to acute patho-logical conditions of ears, nose, throat, and larynx. These are 20.28% of the general morbidity. Here is the distribution according to nosological entities;
♦ Acute rhinotonsillopharingitis - 8.3%;
♦ Acute pharingitis - 7.07%;
♦ Acute tonsillopharingitis - 2.47%;
♦ Acute laryngitis - 1.78%;
♦ Acute otitis-0.59%.
Otorhinolaryngological morbidity displayed in time of a mission has acute, fast running character with short time loss of fighting capacity of the participants on a mission. The good effect on their quick recovery is due to prophylactic activities performed before and during the mission.