An overview of acute otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities

Peter Morris, Amanda Leach, S HALPIN, G MELLON, G Gadil, C WIGGER, Grant Mackenzie, Carole Wilson, E Gadil, Paul Torzillo

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    Abstract

    Australian Aboriginal children experience early, persistent and severe middle ear infections. We conducted a review of the medical literature that addressed acute otitis media (AOM) in Australian Aboriginal children. Comparisons were made with the recent guidelines on the diagnosis and management of AOM prepared by the American Academies of Pediatrics and Family Physicians (AAP & AAFP 2004). Otitis media in Aboriginal children living in remote communities begins in the first 3 months of life following early bacterial colonisation. Young children with persistent signs of suppurative disease (bulging of the tympanic membrane or middle ear discharge) are probably most at risk of developing chronic suppurative otitis media. � 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2389-2393
    Number of pages5
    JournalVaccine
    Volume25
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Morris, P., Leach, A., HALPIN, S., MELLON, G., Gadil, G., WIGGER, C., Mackenzie, G., Wilson, C., Gadil, E., & Torzillo, P. (2007). An overview of acute otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Vaccine, 25(13), 2389-2393.