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.]
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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]
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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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Otitis media is frequently experienced by young children who may be seen pulling on the affected ear and crying from the pain.
Otitis media can develop any time something prevents fluid in the area from draining.
Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a disease of multiple etiology and is well known for its persistence and recurrence, despite treatment.
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 3.45 While most cases resolve spontaneously, a small minority of patients progress to a chronic phase characterised by chronic purulent ear discharge through a perforated tympanic membrane with associated inflammation of the mastoid and middle ear mucosa and hearing loss.
in the current issue of Pediatrics provide reassurance that we are, indeed, making progress in the fight against otitis media. This study shows that a number of simple interventions can decrease a child's risk of otitis.
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.
An advanced search form was used, adopting the following descriptors: "malocclusion", "Eustachian tube", "otitis media".
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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