n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - An approach to chronic otitis media with effusion - the pros and cons of grommets : main article
|Article Title||An approach to chronic otitis media with effusion - the pros and cons of grommets : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||9 - 12|
Otitis media (OM) is an inflammatory (possibly infectious) condition of the middle ear, together with fluid behind an intact tympanic membrane. OM may be classified in relation to the effusion composition, i.e. serous (SOM), mucoid (MOM), or purulent (POM). However, these three entities are just different stages of a dynamic process - SOM progresses to MOM, and POM, as it resolves, usually progresses to SOM. OM is better classified by clinical stage.
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