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Acute otitis media in children: Prevention of recurrence

Jerome O Klein, MD
Stephen Pelton, MD
Section Editors
Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
Glenn C Isaacson, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor
Mary M Torchia, MD


Prevention is an important part of the management strategy for the child with severe and recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) and the child who is at risk for severe and recurrent AOM.

The prevention of AOM will be reviewed here. Other topics related to otitis media are presented separately:

(See "Acute otitis media in children: Epidemiology, microbiology, clinical manifestations, and complications" and "Acute otitis media in children: Diagnosis" and "Acute otitis media in children: Treatment".)

(See "Otitis media with effusion (serous otitis media) in children: Clinical features and diagnosis" and "Otitis media with effusion (serous otitis media) in children: Management".)

(See "External otitis: Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis" and "External otitis: Treatment".)


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