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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Otitis media in children


Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Naina Picardo
Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_1_18

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Otitis media is a spectrum of diseases associated with middle ear infection. Acute otitis media is one of the most common acute infections in childhood, with a peak incidence in the second half of infancy. A diagnosis of acute otitis media is often challenging and requires three criteria to be met - acute onset of symptoms, signs of middle ear inflammation, and effusion. Otitis media with effusion is the presence of middle ear effusion without signs or symptoms of ear inflammation such as pain and fever as a result of impaired middle ear ventilation. Features of middle ear effusion in the absence of features of inflammation helps to make the diagnosis of otitis media with effusion. Most cases are self-resolving with 75%–90% showing complete resolution within 3 months.


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