Otitis Media with Effusion

Publication Date: February 1, 2016
Last Updated: December 16, 2022

Diagnosis

1a. Pneumatic otoscopy

The clinician should document the presence of middle ear effusion with pneumatic otoscopy when diagnosing otitis media with effusion (OME) in a child. (S)
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Treatment

Patient education

Clinicians should educate families of children with OME regarding the natural history of OME, need for follow-up, and the possible sequelae. (R)
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Overview

Title

Otitis Media with Effusion

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