Acute otitis media (AOM), also called purulent otitis media and suppurative otitis media, occurs frequently in children. It is the most common diagnosis for which they receive antibiotics [1,2].
The treatment of AOM will be reviewed here. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, complications, and prevention of AOM are discussed separately, as is otitis media with effusion (serous otitis media).
●(See "Acute otitis media in children: Epidemiology, microbiology, clinical manifestations, and complications".)
●(See "Acute otitis media in children: Diagnosis".)
●(See "Acute otitis media in children: Prevention of recurrence".)