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Clinical Crossroads Update
November 24, 2004

A 15-Month-Old Child With Recurrent Otitis Media, 2 Years Later

JAMA. 2004;292(20):2515. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2515

In a Clinical Crossroads article published in the November 27, 2002 issue, Jack L. Paradise, MD, discussed a 15-month-old child who experienced frequent middle ear infections.1 The patient, “Sam,” had his first infection at 5 months of age and went on to have at least 6 more documented episodes of otitis media in the ensuing 6 months. His pediatrician and his parents had elected treatment with prophylactic amoxicillin.