The genetic component of middle ear disease in the first 5 years of life.

@article{Casselbrant2004TheGC,
  title={The genetic component of middle ear disease in the first 5 years of life.},
  author={Margaretha L. Casselbrant and Ellen M. Mandel and Howard E. Rockette and Marcia Kurs-Lasky and Patricia Fall and Charles D. Bluestone and Robert E. Ferrell},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={273-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the genetic component of time with middle ear effusion (MEE) and episodes of MEE and acute otitis media. DESIGN Prospective twin/triplet cohort. SETTING Research center at a tertiary pediatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS A total of 168 healthy same-sex twin and 7 same-sex triplet sets were recruited by age 2 months. INTERVENTIONS Longitudinal assessment of middle ear status by pneumatic otoscopy and tympanometry at monthly evaluations, and at examinations during upper… CONTINUE READING

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