Disparate cultures of middle ear fluids. Results from children with bilateral otitis media.

@article{Pelton1980DisparateCO,
  title={Disparate cultures of middle ear fluids. Results from children with bilateral otitis media.},
  author={Stephen Ira Pelton and David W Teele and Paul A Shurin and Jerome O. Klein},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1980},
  volume={134 10},
  pages={951-3}
}
Cultures of middle ear fluids (MEFs) are needed to determine both efficacy of antibiotics and vaccines, and microbiologic outcome of otitis media (OM). We reviewed data on 221 children, aged 2 months to 12 years; 122 had acute otitis media (AOM), 99 had asymptomatic MEF. We included only Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Branhamella catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus as pathogens. Of children with AOM, MEF was sterile or contained nonpathogens in both ears in 51, and one or… CONTINUE READING