Antibiotic treatment for children with AOM: Who benefits?

Bauchner, Howard
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p650
Academic Journal
The article presents a summary of a study on the antibiotic treatment for children with acute otitis media (AOM) as well as its commentary. Intricately, out of the 824 controlled subjects, 11 percent had fever at days 3 to 7, 31 percent had pain, and 37 percent had fever, pain,or both. The author emphasizes that the study confirms the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that children younger than 2 with bilateral AOM are the most likely to benefit from antibiotic treatment.


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