Acute Otitis Media and Antibiotic Use

Physicians often see young children with acute otitis media (middle ear inflammation) and frequently prescribe an antibiotic, even it is  uncomplicated. A new randomized, double-blind study conducted in the Netherlands compared the outcomes of children who received amoxicillin with those who received a placebo. The children who received the antibiotic had 2.5 times the risk…

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