Persistence of middle-ear effusion after acute otitis media in children.

  title={Persistence of middle-ear effusion after acute otitis media in children.},
  author={Paul A Shurin and Stephen Ira Pelton and Allan Donner and Jerome O. Klein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={300 20},
We observed the frequent occurrence of persistent middle-ear effusion in children with acute otitis media and followed them according to standard procedures for otologic diagnosis. We performed a life-table analysis to identify risk factors for such persistent disease. Sixty-two patients were free of middle-ear effusion at one or more clinic visits two to 13 weeks after presentation and were considered cured; 45 had effusion at all clinic visits during this period and were defined as having… CONTINUE READING

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