otitis media

  1. inflammation of the middle ear; common in children
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How To Use otitis media In A Sentence

  • The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.
  • Influenza vaccination decreases episodes of acute otitis media only when influenza is epidemic.
  • But these same kind of bacteria, pneumococcal bacteria, also help cause ear infections, or otitis media.
  • In such outbreaks, pneumococcal infections have included sepsis, meningitis, purulent conjunctivitis, recurrent otitis media and sinusitis.
  • Other exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of chronic suppurative otitis media or otitis with effusion, and otoscopic appearance consistent with crying or fever alone.
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, especially acute otitis media, are the most important determinants for the development of an effusion.
  • The article gives the impression that there are no serious consequences of untreated acute otitis media, yet otolaryngologists still see cases of perforated ear drums, acute mastoiditis, and chronic suppurative otitis media.
  • Examples include tiabendazole for strongyloidiasis, ivermectin for scabies, and quinolone ear drops for chronic otitis media.
  • Information about previous episodes of acute otitis media, type of day care and signs and symptoms of allergies was also collected.
  • The two treatment groups did not differ in age, gender, laterality of acute otitis media, or initial pain scores.
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