OTITIS MEDIA and its complications prof. O.I.Yashan.
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It is estimated that 70% of children will have had one or more episodes of otitis media (OM) by their third birthday. This disease process knows no age boundaries but occurs mainly in children from the newborn period through approximately age 7 years, when the incidence begins to decrease. It occurs equally in males and females.
Acute otitis media –represents the rapid onset ofan inflammatory process of the middle ear space associatedwith one or more symptoms or local or systemic signs.AOM - acute inflammation of mucus lining of middle ear cleft. AOM often appears as a complication of viral disease (flu, AVI) is with subsequent stratification of bacterial infection (streptococcus, staphylococcus, pneumococcus, Pseudomonas aerogenosa and others like that).
ClassificationAccording to clinico-morphologic proceed of acute middle otitis, catarrhal and purulent his forms are distinguished