Which vaccines are being investigated for prevention of acute otitis media (AOM)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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If immunologic therapy to prevent AOM is to be found, however, vaccines that are effective against nontypeable H influenzae, as well as all serotypes of S pneumoniae, will have to be developed. Some progress is being made with the former. [34] As yet, however, no vaccine exists for nontypeable H influenzae. Correspondingly, research has been commenced on immunization against the common viruses that induce AOM—namely, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses, influenza A and B viruses, and rhinoviruses.


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