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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.1- 4 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.
Uitti JM, Tähtinen PA, Laine MK, Ruohola A. Close Follow-up in Children With Acute Otitis Media Initially Managed Without Antimicrobials. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 06, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1542