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An overview of acute otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities

Morris, Peter S., Leach, Amanda J., Halpin, Stephen, Mellon, Gabrielle, Gadil, G., Wigger, Christine, Mackenzie, Grant A., Wilson, Cate, Gadil, Edna and Torzillo, Paul J. (2007). An overview of acute otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Vaccine,25(13):2389-2393.

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Title An overview of acute otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities
Author Morris, Peter S.
Leach, Amanda J.
Halpin, Stephen
Mellon, Gabrielle
Gadil, G.
Wigger, Christine
Mackenzie, Grant A.
Wilson, Cate
Gadil, Edna
Torzillo, Paul J.
Journal Name Vaccine
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 13
ISSN 0264-410X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33847672683
Start Page 2389
End Page 2393
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 0605 - Microbiology
0799 - Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
1108 - Medical Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Australian Aboriginal children experience early, persistent and severe middle ear infections. We conducted a review of the medical literature that addressed acute otitis media (AOM) in Australian Aboriginal children. Comparisons were made with the recent guidelines on the diagnosis and management of AOM prepared by the American Academies of Pediatrics and Family Physicians (AAP & AAFP 2004). Otitis media in Aboriginal children living in remote communities begins in the first 3 months of life following early bacterial colonisation. Young children with persistent signs of suppurative disease (bulging of the tympanic membrane or middle ear discharge) are probably most at risk of developing chronic suppurative otitis media.
Keywords acute otitis media
Aboriginal
Australia
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.09.006   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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