n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : Otitis media : treatment guidelines : mixed bag

Volume 21, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MIXED BAG Case report Otitis media: treatment guidelines A previously healthy 17-month-old boy was referred for treatment after having a cold, with rhinorrhoea and fever (38 .8?C) . On the 5th day, he became `fussy' and woke up crying many times at night. The following day, his fever had resolved and physical examination was normal, except for slight redness of the left tympanic membrane with no middle-ear fluid and a bulging, right tympanic membrane with white fluid behind it obscuring the umbo. How should this child be treated? Discussion Otitis media is the most common reason for the prescription ..

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