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Antibiotics Not Effective for Otitis Media with Effusion

Thursday, 30 October 2008 15:29

Otitis media with effusion usually resolves spontaneously. The literature indicates that antibiotic treatment has at most a short-term effect. Therefore it is not indicated for the treatment of otitis media with effusion.

Grote JJ   Antibiotics in otitis media with effusion   Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1997 (Jan 11);   141 (2):   76-77