Treatment of acute otitis media in childhood

Sally Hirst, Sarah Neill

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Otitis media is middle ear inflammation which affects most children by the time they are 3 years old (Venekamp et al, 2013). It is a broad term that comprises three subtypes: Acute otitis media; Otitis media with effusion; Chronic suppurative otitis media. This article will provide an overview of otitis media, with a specific focus on acute otitis media as this condition is most commonly seen in children within primary care (Warren, 2008).
Original languageEnglish
JournalPractice Nursing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Acute otitis media
  • middle ear infection
  • primary care


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