Natural history of otitis media with effusion
Journal/Book: Med Mal Infec. 1996; 26: 22-24 Rue du Chateau Rentiers, 75013 Paris, France. Soc Francaise Edition Med. 49-52.
Abstract: Otitis media with effusion is frequent in children, the prevalence being maximal in children 3 years of age (11 to 20%). These episodes of otitis media with effusion are usually brief, 90% of them resolving spontaneously into 2-4 months. The prolonged cases of otitis media with effusion or effusion still present in children aged 7-8 years are the more often at risk of complications (hearing loss, retraction pocket).
Note: Article Y Manach, Hop Necker Enfants Malad, Serv ORL, 149 Rue Sevres, F-75743 Paris 15, France
Keyword(s): otitis media with effusion; hearing loss; retraction pocket; cholesteatoma; EPIDEMIOLOGY; CHILDREN