Inflammation of the middle ear; usually accompanied by fluid collection
Acute otitis media (AOM): inflammation of the middle ear. Rapid onset; cause may be infectious, either viral (A...
Preceding or accompanying URI symptoms
AOM in adults can present with only otalgia without fever, or unilateral hearing loss.
AOM in infants and toddlers may...
Avoid risk factors.
Two-thirds of children will recover without any antibiotic treatment.
AOM: American Academy of Pediatrics/American Academy of Family Physicians ...
If therapy was initiated, consider changing the antibiotic; options are...
H65 Nonsuppurative otitis media
H65.0 Acute serous otitis media
H65.00 Acute serous otitis media, unspecified ear
H65.02 Acute serous otitis media, left ear
H65.03 Acute serous otitis media, bi...
Pneumatic otoscopy is the single most specific and clinically useful test for diagnosis.
Consider a delay of antibiotics for 24 to 48 hours in uncomplicated presentations (>6 months ...
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