The heritability of otitis media: a twin and triplet study.

  title={The heritability of otitis media: a twin and triplet study.},
  author={Margaretha L. Casselbrant and Ellen M. Mandel and Patricia Fall and Howard E. Rockette and Marcia Kurs-Lasky and Charles D. Bluestone and Robert E. Ferrell},
  volume={282 22},
CONTEXT Anatomical, physiological, and epidemiological data indicate that there may be a significant genetic component to prolonged time with and recurrent episodes of otitis media in children. OBJECTIVE To determine the genetic component of time with and episodes of middle ear effusion and acute otitis media (AOM) during the first 2 years of life. DESIGN Prospective twin and triplet cohort study with enrollment from 1982 through 1995. SETTING Otitis Media Research Center in the ear, nose… CONTINUE READING