Prevalence of various respiratory viruses in the middle ear during acute otitis media.

@article{Heikkinen1999PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of various respiratory viruses in the middle ear during acute otitis media.},
  author={Terho Heikkinen and Monica Thint and Tasnee Chonmaitree},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={340 4},
  pages={260-4}
}
BACKGROUND Vaccines against respiratory viruses may be able to reduce the frequency of acute otitis media. Although the role of respiratory viruses in the pathogenesis of acute otitis media is well established, the relative importance of various viruses is unknown. METHODS We determined the prevalence of various respiratory viruses in the middle-ear fluid in 456 children (age, two months to seven years) with acute otitis media. At enrollment and after two to five days of antibiotic therapy… CONTINUE READING

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