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Antibiotic Treatment for Ear Infections Remains Controversial

Thursday, 30 October 2008 15:36

Few issues in clinical medicine are as controversial as the efficacy and risks associated with antibiotic treatment of otitis media. Recent studies document the emergence and rapid spread of drug-resistant streptococcus pneumoniae in acute and unresponsive otitis as well as persistent effusions and chronic suppurative otitis. It is best to avoid the antibiotic treatment dilemma as much as possible by not over diagnosing otitis media.

Berman S   Management of acute and chronic otitis media in pediatric practice   Curr Opin Pediatr 1995 (Oct);   7 (5):   513-522