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Identification of children in the first four years of life for early treatment for otitis media with effusion.

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BACKGROUND: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the most common cause of acquired hearing loss in childhood and has been associated with delayed language development and behavioural problems. This condition has a point-prevalence of about 20% at the age of two years, a time of rapid language development. It is most often asymptomatic. Effective treatment exists for clearing effusions. Some have argued, therefore, that children should be screened and treated early if found to have clinically ...

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Simpson, SA More by this author
Thomas, CL More by this author
van der Linden, MK More by this author
Macmillan, H More by this author
van der Wouden, JC More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
1
Pages:
CD004163
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:9fd462d9-6158-4f8a-aed3-80cf2b0e215e
Source identifiers:
430919
Local pid:
pubs:430919

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