Otologic Examination Findings In Afebrile Young Infants Clinically Diagnosed With Acute Otitis Media

Son H. McLaren, Nipam Shah, Suzanne M. Schmidt, Aijin Wang, Julia Thompson, Peter S. Dayan, Christopher M. Pruitt

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Abstract

There are limited data on examination criteria for diagnosing acute otitis media in young infants. In this 33-site retrospective study of afebrile infants ≤90 days, clinicians typically documented tympanic membrane erythema with ≥1 other otologic abnormalities (64.1%) to diagnose acute otitis media. Notable differences in ear examination findings used for diagnosis existed across age subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E290-E292
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

Keywords

  • acute otitis media
  • otologic examination findings
  • young infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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