Middle Ear Infection: otitis media

Etiology

  • Bacterial→ strep, h flu, moraxella; or viral

Symptoms

  • Acute ear pain
  • Muffled hearing
  • Other uri sx→ cough, nasal congestion, fever

Physical Exam Findings

  • Evidence effusion behind ear drum
  • Favoring bacterial→ drum red, opaque, bulging

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