Microbiology of otitis media.

  title={Microbiology of otitis media.},
  author={Jerome O. Klein},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  volume={89 3 Pt 2},
  • Jerome O. Klein
  • Published 1980 in
    The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology…
The microbiology of otitis media (OM) has been documented by cultures of middle ear fluid (MEF) obtained by needle aspiration. The results of studies of bacteriology of OM from Sweden, Finland and the United States are very similar: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae are the most important pathogens: Gram-negative enteric bacilli are isolated from MEF of approximately equal to 20% of infants to six weeks of age but are rarely present in MEF of older children; group A beta… CONTINUE READING


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