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June 1936

L'otite latente del lattante in pediatria.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(6):1494. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970180240022

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This book is based on experience with 1,885 babies in the Brefotrofio della Annunziata of Naples. Of these, 366 had severe disease syndromes, and of this number 26.2 per cent had an aural condition. The monograph takes up carefully the etiology and pathologic features of the condition and discusses at some length the relation of the latent otitis media to the various conditions encountered. In the opinion of Canino, in most instances otitis media presents a severe complication and in some may be regarded as a distinct causal factor, especially with respect to nutritional disturbances. In 96 cases of diarrheal conditions, 47.9 per cent of the patients died. The author advises in the way of treatment early paracentesis, which should be repeated, if necessary, but thinks that it is rarely wise to do an antrotomy until after other measures have failed. He emphasizes the dangers of this condition at this

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