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March 1981

Tympanometry in Acute Otitis MediaPrognostic Implications

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(3):233-235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130270025009

• Impedance tympanometry was performed on children with acute otitis media. Most acute tympanograms were classified as either type B (no peak pressure) or positive-pressure tympanograms. A striking difference in outcome was noted between these two groups: the patients with positive-pressure tympanograms were more likely to have normal results with examination at the two-week follow-up than were those with type B tympanograms. There was no difference in outcome between antihistamine-decongestant and placebo regimens evaluated concurrently.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:233-235)