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Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Online ISSN 1827-188X
Shah U. K. 1,2, Ezzat W. 2
1 Division of Otolaryngology Nemours Children's Clinic AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA
2 Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jefferson Medical College Thos. Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
The management of otitis media requires a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach with consideration of hearing and language skills. Antibiotic therapy should be reserved for acute otitis media (AOM). Tympanostomy tube insertion is generally considered for recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM) or for management of otitis media with effusion (OME). Adenoidec-tomy may be considered for older children with RAOM or OME. Some children may benefit from management of allergic conditions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and immunologic disorders.