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March 19, 2003

Recurrent Otitis Media in ChildrenRecurrent Otitis Media in Children

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(11):1382-1385. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1382-a

To the Editor: Dr Paradise1 did not mention a randomized controlled trial2 that found that immediate antibiotic use reduced the duration of AOM symptoms, but the benefit occurred mainly after the first 24 hours, when pain or distress was diminishing anyway.

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