Symptoms or Symptom-Based Scores Cannot Predict Acute Otitis Media at Otitis-Prone Age

@article{Laine2010SymptomsOS,
  title={Symptoms or Symptom-Based Scores Cannot Predict Acute Otitis Media at Otitis-Prone Age},
  author={Miia K. Laine and Paula A. T{\"a}htinen and Olli Ruuskanen and Pentti Huovinen and Aino Ruohola},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={125},
  pages={e1154 - e1161}
}
OBJECTIVE: Acute symptoms are used to diagnose and manage acute otitis media (AOM). We studied whether AOM could be predicted by the reason for parental suspicion of AOM or by the occurrence, duration, and/or severity of symptoms. We also compared scores including or excluding tympanic-membrane examination of children with and without AOM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Children aged 6 to 35 months with parental suspicion of AOM were eligible. Before tympanic-membrane examination, we registered on a… Expand
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