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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common, symptomatic infection of the middle ear. Nasopharyngeal secretions that contain viruses and bacteria can enter the middle ear via the eustachian tube. Usually the middle ear drains well but if there is eustachian tube swelling, fluid from the middle ear may not drain properly. Under these conditions bacteria and viruses present in the middle ear can multiply, creating clinical AOM.

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Bottom Line Recommendations: Acute Otitis Media

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Le Saux, N & TREKK Network

Bottom line recommendations for the treatment and management of acute otitis media. Published online: October 2016.

Recommandations de Base: Otite moyenne aiguë

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Le Saux, N & TREKK Network

Bottom line recommendations for the treatment and management of acute otitis media - French. Published online: December 2016.

Bottom Line Recommendations: Flow diagram for the management of children with suspected and confirmed acute otitis media

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Le Saux N, Robinson JL, Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and ...

This flow diagram from the position statement of the Canadian Paediatric Society illustrates the management of children with suspected and confirmed acute otitis media.

Bottom Line Recommendations: Videos in clinical medicine. Diagnosing otitis media--otoscopy and cerumen removal

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Shaikh N, Hoberman A, Kaleida PH, Ploof DL, Paradise JL

Pneumatic otoscopy and cerumen removal is discussed in this video. Mastery of otoscopic examination techniques is necessary for the accurate diagnosis of otitis media.