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Contrasting Purulent and Non-purulent Middle Ear Effusions: A Study of Otitis Media Etiology

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Otitis media (OM) is a very common childhood illness. OM is the reason for the majority of pediatric office visits and antibiotic prescriptions for children. 80% of children under the age of 3 will experience at least one episode of OM, and a portion of these children will experience multiple OM episodes by age 7. The economic burden associated with OM is estimated to be $3-5 billion annually. A small number of OM cases involve sequelae, such as acute mastoiditis, that can have fatal consequences if left untreated.
subject
Alloiococcus otitidis
Haemophilus influenzae
Moraxella catarrhalis
Multiplex PCR
Otitis Media
Streptococcus pneumoniae
contributor
Holder, Robert Christopher (author)
Reid, Sean (committee chair)
Ornelles, David (committee member)
Claiborne, Al (committee member)
Deora, Rajendar (committee member)
Peters, Timothy (committee member)
date
2015-08-25T08:35:39Z (accessioned)
2015-08-25T08:35:39Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Microbiology & Immunology (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57272 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Contrasting Purulent and Non-purulent Middle Ear Effusions: A Study of Otitis Media Etiology
type
Dissertation

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