Importance of respiratory viruses in acute otitis media.

  title={Importance of respiratory viruses in acute otitis media.},
  author={Terho Heikkinen and Tasnee Chonmaitree},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={16 2},
Acute otitis media is usually considered a simple bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics. However, ample evidence derived from studies ranging from animal experiments to extensive clinical trials supports a crucial role for respiratory viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of acute otitis media. Viral infection of the upper respiratory mucosa initiates the whole cascade of events that finally leads to the development of acute otitis media as a complication. The pathogenesis of… CONTINUE READING
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