Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae at the completion of successful antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media predisposes to early clinical recurre... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Objective We sought to investigate the role of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) nasopharyngeal (NP) colonization after successful antibiotic treatment (Rx) of acute otitis media (AOM) in recurrent AOM (RAOM) Patients and methods NP cultures were obtained from 494 (93%) of 530 patients at the end of antibiotic treatment (EOT) Results At enrollment, middle ear fluid (MEF) cultures in 418 (79%) of 530 patients were positive for pathogens. At EOT, NP cultures in 208 (42%) of 494 patients were positive for SP. RAOM was found in …

publication date

  • June 1, 2005