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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood disease with important ramifications to the overall health of infants and young children. The peak incidence of AOM occurs at 6 to 18 months of age, but it can also occur in older children. Complications of AOM include persistent middle ear effusion, chronic otitis media, transient hearing loss, or speech delays.
Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Reading performance is not affected once otitis media has been cured

Reading performance is not affected once otitis media has been cured

Mastoidectomy does not decrease the possibility that young patients will develop a middle ear infection

Mastoidectomy does not decrease the possibility that young patients will develop a middle ear infection

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces the incidence of middle ear infection and pneumonia

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces the incidence of middle ear infection and pneumonia

New practice guidelines for treating fluid in the ears

New practice guidelines for treating fluid in the ears

The April 2004 issue of Otolaryngology focuses on head and neck surgery

The April 2004 issue of Otolaryngology focuses on head and neck surgery