Bacterial and viral etiology of acute otitis media in Chilean children.

  title={Bacterial and viral etiology of acute otitis media in Chilean children.},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Rosenbl{\"u}t and Mar{\'i}a Elena Santolaya and Patricia Concha Gonz{\'a}lez and Valeria Corbal{\'a}n and Luis Fidel Avenda{\~n}o and Mar{\'i}a Ang{\'e}lica Mart{\'i}nez and Juan Carlos Horm{\'a}zabal},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={20 5},
BACKGROUND Acute otitis media (AOM) is a main cause for antimicrobial prescription in Latin America. Pathogen diversity in different geographic regions underscores the need for updated knowledge on AOM microbiology. AIM To prospectively determine the role of bacteria and viruses in Chilean children with AOM. METHODS Between July, 1998, and June, 1999, children >3 months with a presumptive diagnosis of AOM were referred to the study ear, nose and throat physician. Middle ear fluid and… CONTINUE READING