middle ear infection


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middle ear infection

A condition characterised by inflammation, fluid overproduction (which may rupture the tympanic membrane, providing a portal of entry for bacteria and viruses), purulence and bleeding. MEI is more common in children, as their eustachian tubes are shorter, narrower and more horizontal than adults.
 
Risk factors
Infections, sinusitis, allergy-induced eustachian tube blockage or adenoidal enlargement, recent illness (lowered resistance), crowding, poor hygiene, heredity, high altitude, cold climate, bottle feeding (with pooling of fluid at the eustachian tube).

middle ear infection

Otitis media ENT A condition characterized by inflammation, fluid overproduction–which may rupture the tympanic membrane, providing a portal of entry for bacteria and viruses, purulence, bleeding; MEI is more common in children as their eustachian tubes are shorter, narrower, and more horizontal than adults Risk factors Infections, sinusitis, allergy-induced eustachian tube blockage or adenoidal enlargement, recent illness–lowered resistance, crowding, poor hygiene, heredity, high altitude, cold climate, bottle feeding–with pooling of fluid at the eustachian tube
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The WHO recommends simple and cost-effective Primary Ear and Hearing Care (PEHC) interventions especially in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to prevent and treat middle ear infections, thus avoiding complications [15].
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The hearing loss experienced by children with middle ear infection is usually temporary and returns after the infection and fluid have cleared up.
It is common for children to have middle ear infections. And some children with middle ear infection later have middle ear fluid,
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We are focusing on children under five as they are at an increased risk of flu-related complications including middle ear infection, pneumonia and seizures.
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Otitis media, or middle ear infection, is one of the most common reasons for office visits to pediatricians, and for outpatient surgery.