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Title: Otitis media with effusion: An update
Authors: Pang, K.P.
Ang, A.H.C.
Tan, H.K.K. 
Keywords: Hearing loss
Otitis media with effusion
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Citation: Pang, K.P., Ang, A.H.C., Tan, H.K.K. (2002-09). Otitis media with effusion: An update. Medical Journal of Malaysia 57 (3) : 376-383. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a very common condition seen in children, and is the commonest cause of hearing loss in an infant. It is also a fairly common condition encountered by the family practitioner, and often the family practitioner is the first doctor the parents bring the child to. Otitis media with effusion is a simple condition but, if left undiagnosed or untreated, can lead to preventable long-term consequences. Hence, a high index of suspicion is necessary, early and accurate diagnosis, prompt treatment, with close follow-up is of essence. The epidemiology, aetiological factors, clinical presentations, diagnosis, various medical and surgical options, cost-effectiveness of therapy and the impact of OME on the child's development are discussed.
Source Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
ISSN: 03005283
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