When should patients with acute otitis media (AOM) be reexamined after initiation of treatment?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Reexamine patients within 48 hours if no evidence of decreasing acuity manifests, if symptoms become more severe, or if a complication becomes evident. Otherwise, follow-up care is normally scheduled 10-14 days after the acute event.


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