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Research Letter
November 2016

Close Follow-up in Children With Acute Otitis Media Initially Managed Without Antimicrobials

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
  • 2Department of Clinical Microbiology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
  • 3Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(11):1107-1108. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1542

According to several national guidelines, close follow-up is required if initial observation without antimicrobial agents is chosen for the management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children.14 The aim of this study was to examine whether close follow-up with reexamination is needed for children with AOM initially managed without antimicrobial agents who have symptomatic improvement during the first week after diagnosis, as assessed by their parents.

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