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What is Middle ear infection?

What is Middle ear infection?

A middle ear infection is a common type of ear infection. A middle ear infection is also called otitis media.

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  • Middle ear infection: Infection of middle ear also called otitis media.
  • Middle ear infection: inflammation of the middle ear; common in children.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Middle ear infection: Introduction

Types of Middle ear infection:

Types of Middle ear infection:

Broader types of Middle ear infection:

How many people get Middle ear infection?

Incidence (annual) of Middle ear infection: 7 million annually
Incidence Rate of Middle ear infection: approx 1 in 38 or 2.57% or 7 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Middle ear infection?

Patient Profile for Middle ear infection: Mostly infants and young children under 6 (because of thin ear tubes), but can affect older children or adults.

How serious is Middle ear infection?

Complications of Middle ear infection: see complications of Middle ear infection

What causes Middle ear infection?

Causes of Middle ear infection: see causes of Middle ear infection
Cause of Middle ear infection: Usually a viral or bacterial infection spreads from the respiratory area to the ear.
Risk factors for Middle ear infection: see risk factors for Middle ear infection

What are the symptoms of Middle ear infection?

Symptoms of Middle ear infection: see symptoms of Middle ear infection

Complications of Middle ear infection: see complications of Middle ear infection

Middle ear infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Middle ear infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Middle ear infection.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Middle ear infection: Otolaryngologist, Otolaryngologist, Pediatrician, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Middle ear infection.
Treatments for Middle ear infection: see treatments for Middle ear infection
Research for Middle ear infection: see research for Middle ear infection

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Hospitalization statistics for Middle ear infection: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Middle ear infection:

  • 0.262% (33,436) of hospital consultant episodes were for nonsuppurative otitis media in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for nonsuppurative otitis media required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for nonsuppurative otitis media were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for nonsuppurative otitis media were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Middle ear infection:

Organs and body systems related to Middle ear infection include:

Name and Aliases of Middle ear infection

Main name of condition: Middle ear infection

Other names or spellings for Middle ear infection:

Otitis media

Middle ear infection: Related Conditions

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