Acute otitis media

Pirozzo, S. and Del Mar, C. (2001) Acute otitis media. Western Journal of Medicine, 175 6: 402-407.


Author Pirozzo, S.
Del Mar, C.
Title Acute otitis media
Journal name Western Journal of Medicine
ISSN 1476-2978
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/ewjm.175.6.402
Volume 175
Issue 6
Start page 402
End page 407
Total pages 6
Place of publication California
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321019 Paediatrics
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract A 3-year-old girl is brought to your office by her mother because she has a fever and complains that her ear hurts. She has no significant medical history. The child is not pleased to be in the physician's office and has been crying. Her mother explains that she developed a cold about 3 days ago with sniffles. Her temperature is 37.8 degreesC (100 degreesF), and the rest of the physical examination is completed with some difficulty. The only abnormalities are slight redness of the throat. a nose full of thick green mucus, and injected tympanic membranes. You wonder what findings other than red tympanic membranes should lead you to diagnose otitis media and also consider the recent controversy about whether to treat acute otitis media (AOM) with antibiotics.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
Antibiotic-treatment
Primary-care
Middle-ear
Controlled Trial
Children
Infants
Symptoms
Placebo
Metaanalysis
Bacteriology
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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