Adenoids and otitis media with effusion: nasopharyngeal flora.

@article{Tomonaga1989AdenoidsAO,
  title={Adenoids and otitis media with effusion: nasopharyngeal flora.},
  author={Kenji Tomonaga and Yuichi Kurono and Tomohito Chaen and Goro Mogi},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={1989},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={204-7}
}
In order to clarify the role of the microflora of the nasopharynx and adenoids as causative factors of otitis media with effusion (OME), bacteriologic species in middle ear effusions (MEEs), nasopharyngeal smears, and adenoid tissues of children with OME were cultured. The change in the microflora of the nasopharynx after adenoidectomy, and the degree of bacterial agreement between the microflora of the nasopharynx and adenoid tissue were investigated. Nasopharyngeal bacterial flora were… CONTINUE READING

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