otitis media


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otitis media

n.
Inflammation of the middle ear, occurring commonly in children as a result of infection and often causing pain and temporary hearing loss.

[New Latin : otitis + Latin media, feminine of medius, middle.]

oti′tis me′di•a

(ˈmi di ə)
n.
inflammation of the middle ear, characterized by pain, dizziness, and impaired hearing.
[1870–75; < New Latin]

otitis media

An infection of the middle ear that sometimes causes damage to the eardrum and loss of hearing. It is often caused by bacteria entering the middle ear via the eustachian tube (tube that connects the middle ear to the nasal cavity).
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Noun1.otitis media - inflammation of the middle ear; common in children
otitis - inflammation of the ear
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CSOM often begins as an acute infection of the middle ear, acute otitis media (AOM), which occurs in up to 80% of children by the age of 3.
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First, acute otitis media (AOM), which is an infection with middle ear effusion and inflammation with symptoms such as ear pain, otorrhea, fever, and irritability.
Compared with studies of similar design in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the incidence of otitis media was appreciably lower in the current study--compatible with an impact of licensure and implementation of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine in the 1990s.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to compare the classroom hours of microbiology between chiropractors and pediatricians in relation to patterns of diagnosis for children with otitis media, upper respiratory or ear infection.
It was found that a family history of otitis media in under-three year-olds was a risk factor for the development of auditory tube dysfunction.
Inflammation of middle ear structures is called as otitis media resulting from extension of infection from external ear canal through the tympanic membrane or from migration of pharyngeal microorganisms through the auditory tube.
Keywords: Antibiotic sensitivity, Chronic suppurative otitis media, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Chronic otitis media is a permanent abnormality on tympanic membrane following a long-standing middle ear infection emanating from previous acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM), otitis media with effusion, or negative pressure to the middle ear.
Conclusion: The commonest isolates were Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in chronic suppurative otitis media patients.
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