Close Follow-up in Children With Acute Otitis Media Initially Managed Without Antimicrobials

Uitti, J. et al. (2016) JAMA Pediatrics. 170 (11) pp. 1107-1108

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According to several national guidelines, close follow-up is required if initial observation without antimicrobial agents is chosen for the management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children.

The aim of this study was to examine whether close follow-up with reexamination is needed for children with AOM initially managed without antimicrobial agents who have symptomatic improvement during the first week after diagnosis, as assessed by their parents.

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