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otitis media

[ō′tīd·əs ′mē·dē·ə]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the middle ear.
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otitis media

An inflammation of the middle ear.
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Burden of disease caused by otitis media: systematic review and global estimates.
In some cases, AOM can progress into a condition known as chronic suppurative otitis media. Characterized by the persistent discharge of fluid from the middle ear through a rupture in the ear drum, this is a serious condition that can lead to hearing loss.
Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is an important cause of preventable hearing loss, particularly in the developing world which is also a reason of serious concern particularly in children because of long term effects on early communication, language development, auditory processing, educational process and physiological and cognitive development.
Understanding of the microbiology of chronic otitis media is important for efficient and effective treatment, and prevention of complications and antibiotic resistance.
Otitis media is a complex and multifactorial condition with four defined stages: myringitis, acute otitis media, secretory (serous) otitis media, and chronic otitis media.
Treatment of acute otitis media consensus recommendations.
Recently chronic suppurative otitis media has been classified into the following types; active mucosal, inactive mucosal, active squamous, inactive squamous and healed (dimeric, tympanosclerosis etc).
The global prevalence of CSOM is approximately 65-330 million per year, with high prevalence from Southeast Asia, Western Pacific, and African continent.1 Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a commonly encountered infection of middle ear.
* The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Otitis Media and enlists all their major and minor projects
Measures that may reduce the burden of otitis media include routine otological screening of schoolchildren and increased referral of children with recurrent ear disease for specialist opinion.