Bacteriology of acute otitis media: a new perspective

J Pediatr. 1992 Jan;120(1):81-4. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)80605-5.

Abstract

Pathogenic bacteria were isolated from 90% of patients with acute otitis media. This higher-than-expected rate of positive cultures was probably related to the meticulous bacteriologic techniques used.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Amoxicillin / therapeutic use
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Cefixime
  • Cefotaxime / analogs & derivatives
  • Cefotaxime / therapeutic use
  • Ceftizoxime / analogs & derivatives
  • Ceftizoxime / therapeutic use
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clavulanic Acids / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
  • Haemophilus influenzae / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Moraxella catarrhalis / isolation & purification
  • Otitis Media / drug therapy
  • Otitis Media / microbiology*
  • Otitis Media / pathology
  • Prodrugs / therapeutic use
  • Punctures
  • Recurrence
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification
  • Tympanic Membrane / microbiology
  • Tympanic Membrane / pathology

Substances

  • Cephalosporins
  • Clavulanic Acids
  • Prodrugs
  • cefpodoxime proxetil
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
  • Amoxicillin
  • Cefixime
  • Ceftizoxime
  • Cefotaxime