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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Clinical suspicion of NTM middle ear infection should be raised in any chronically draining ear unresponsive to standard antibiotic therapy regardless of a patients age or immune system status.
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Middle ear infections are very common, affecting approximately 15% of all children.
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And some children with middle ear infection later have middle ear fluid,
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All controls had a negative history of middle ear infection and had normal tympanic membranes and normal hearing thresholds.
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Dr Fine said Price had a 'severe' middle ear infection and he was prescribed powerful antibiotics, nasal spray and two strong painkillers and told him to call if there were any further problems.
Middle ear infection affects more than 500,000 (one in ten) children in Australia each year.
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