New Understanding of Chronic Otitis Media May Inform Future Treatment

“Clinically, our data explain why adenoidectomy helps with otitis media effusion since it removes a reservoir of pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract that can lead to otitis media,” says Hall-Stoodley. That doesn’t necessarily mean that clinicians will automatically recommend adenoidectomy as the primary surgical treatment, she adds. Nonetheless, “We are convinced that H. influenzae is a uniquely important pathogen in chronic otitis media,” she says.

from ScienceDaily.com

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