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o·ti·tis

 (ō-tī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the ear.

o·tit′ic (ō-tĭt′ĭk) adj.

otitis

(əʊˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) inflammation of the ear, esp the middle ear (otitis media), with pain, impaired hearing, etc, or the outer ear (otitis externa), with inflammation between the ear drum and the external opening. See also labyrinthitis

o•ti•tis

(oʊˈtaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the ear.
[1790–1800; < Greek ōt-, s. of oûs ear1 + -itis]

otitis

Medicine. any variety of inflammation in the ear. — otitic, adj.
See also: Ear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otitis - inflammation of the ear
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
labyrinthitis, otitis interna - inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting
otitis externa - inflammation of the external ear (including auricle and ear canal)
otitis media - inflammation of the middle ear; common in children
Translations

otitis

[əʊˈtaɪtɪs] Notitis f

o·ti·tis

n. otitis, infl. del oído externo, oído medio o del interno.

otitis

n otitis f; — externa otitis externa; — media otitis media; — media with effusion otitis media con derrame; secretory —media otitis media serosa
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Objectives: To estimate acute otitis media incidence among young children and impact on quality of life of parents/caregivers in a southern Brazilian city.
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Close to half of all infants have an episode of acute otitis media by age 1 year, but incidence appears to have dropped in the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era.
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Abstract: In 2010 a systematic review of 135 citations concluded that acute otitis media microbiology has changed with the use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) and antibiotics are modestly more effective than no treatment but cause adverse effects in 4% to 10% of children.
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Most commonly observed ear diseases include acute otitis media, chronic otitis media, otitis media with effusion, impacted wax and otitis externa.
Among this, one patient suffered from acute pharyngitis, one from sinusitis and one from acute otitis media.
The incidence of acute otitis media is several-fold higher in SSA than in the rest of the world, and SSA has the second-highest incidence of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM).
Fever is relatively common in children with acute otitis media.
This study looked at the effect of maternal influenza vaccination on the susceptibility of their young babies to acute otitis media and acute respiratory infections.
This condition is often the result of chronic otitis media with long-standing purulent otorrhea but also may be seen secondary to acute otitis media with or without otorrhea especially in children.

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