Chronic otitis media and immunoglobulin E-mediated hypersensitivity in adults: is it a contributor of cholesteatoma?

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between chronic otitis media (COM) and immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity in adults. STUDY DESIGN A prospective comparative study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred seventeen patients with COM from July 2005 to April 2007 were enrolled. All subjects had a questionnaire on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.12.037

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