Otitis media in adult

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A middle ear infection occurs behind the eardrum. It is most often caused by a virus or bacteria. Most kids have at least one middle ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. But adults can also get them. The infection spreads to the middle ear and causes fluid buildup behind the eardrum.

Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Adults

Acute Otitis Media in Adults: A Report From the International Primary Care Network

A more recent article on otitis media is available. See the CME Quiz. Acute otitis media is diagnosed in patients with acute onset, presence of middle ear effusion, physical evidence of middle ear inflammation, and symptoms such as pain, irritability, or fever. Acute otitis media is usually a complication of eustachian tube dysfunction that occurs during a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae , and Moraxella catarrhalis are the most common organisms isolated from middle ear fluid. Management of acute otitis media should begin with adequate analgesia. Antibiotic therapy can be deferred in children two years or older with mild symptoms.

Acute Otitis Media in Adults: A Report From the International Primary Care Network

Skip to content. Otitis media is another name for a middle ear infection. It means an infection behind your eardrum. This kind of ear infection can happen after any condition that keeps fluid from draining from the middle ear.
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