Does acute otitis media (AOM) affect a child’s quality of life?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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In a study of 1208 children, aged 6-24 months, Grindler and colleagues concluded that the health-related quality of life in children with recurrent otitis media was significantly worse than it was in healthy youngsters. In addition, in children with recurrent otitis media, myringotomy tube placement was associated with increased quality-of-life scores. [37]


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