Parent's report of symptoms don't always indicate AOM

04/13/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Pediatrics said a parent's report of symptoms can't always predict acute otitis media in children ages 6 months to 35 months. Researchers said a parent's suspicion of AOM was correct for 51% of children in the study. They emphasized the importance of tympanic-membrane examination for making an accurate diagnosis.

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