Which serum testing results are used to direct treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) caused by nontypeable H influenzae?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Pichichero and Almudevar indicated that the presence of AOM caused by nontypeable H influenzae, as well as the disease’s cure, can be determined from serum levels of S100A12 protein and interleukin-10 (IL-10). [20]


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