Recurrent acute otitis media-prophylactic penicillin treatment: a prospective study. Part I

M. Persico, L. Podoshin, M. Fradis, M. Grushka, D. Golan, V. Foltin, G. Wellisch, Z. Cahana, A. Kolin, S. Winter

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Abstract

Recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM) is a distressing clinical manifestation of middle ear pathology, mainly expressed in the first two years of life. In this controlled study, prophylactic treatment by phenoxymethyl penicillin reduced significantly the frequency of RAOM in 60 children, as compared to 48 children who received a short ampicillin course only on the occasion of an acute otitis media episode. The importance of breastfeeding, age at initial episode, the type of treatment given and the pertinent literature is discussed. A working hypothesis of this prophylactic treatment is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

Keywords

  • phenoxymethyl penicillin
  • prophylactic treatment
  • recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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    Persico, M., Podoshin, L., Fradis, M., Grushka, M., Golan, D., Foltin, V., Wellisch, G., Cahana, Z., Kolin, A., & Winter, S. (1985). Recurrent acute otitis media-prophylactic penicillin treatment: a prospective study. Part I. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 10(1), 37-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-5876(85)80055-0