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Diseases of The Middle Ear

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True statement about ASOM is: [AIIMS May 2011)



A Most frequently it resolves without sequelae

B Commonly follows painful parotitis

C Radical mastoidectomy is required for treatment

D Most common oganism is pseudomonas

Ans. A Most frequently it resolves without sequelae

a. ASOM is the most common infectious disease seen in children. Peak incidence is 2 yrs of age.

b. Most common predisposing factor for ASOM is; recurrent attacks of common cold, upper respiratory tract infections and exanthematous fevers like measles, diphtheria, whooping cough.

c. Others include: tonsi/itis, adenoids, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergy, cleft palate, down syndrome, Tumors of nasopharynx

d. Painful parotitis (mumps) most commonly leads to orchitis, oophritis, aseptic meningtits, pancreatitis and not ASOM

e. Most common organism for ASOM is: S. pneumonia (35- 40%)

- H. influenza (25- 30%) and M. catarhalis (15%) are less common.

f. Treatment of ASOM is Essentially Medical (not surgical) and involves: - Antibiotics - Penicillin group of antibiotics

- Analgesic and antipyretics

- Ear toileting

g. Some cases may require: Myringotomy Mastoidectomy is not done in case of ASOM

h. - As far as complications are concerned.

Turner 1 Ole, p 424,428 says "Prognosis of ASOM is good, most cases recover completely. Whether in infants or children."

Current otolaryngology 21e pg-658 says "The vast majority of uncomplicated episodes of AOM resolves without any adverse outcome"

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