Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Age-related macular degeneration
Retinopathy of prematurity
Eye conditions: Inflammation, infections and trauma: Pathology review
Eye conditions: Refractive errors, lens disorders and glaucoma: Pathology review
Eye conditions: Retinal disorders: Pathology review
Nasal, oral and pharyngeal diseases: Pathology review
Parathyroid disorders and calcium imbalance: Pathology review
Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer: Pathology review
Vertigo: Pathology review
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brain abscesses with p. 177
Haemophilus influenzae p. , 127, 140
Langerhans cell histiocytosis p. 442
Streptococcus pneumoniae p. , 134
Wegener granulomatosis and p. 322
Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, which is the space behind the eardrum. It is most common in young children though it can occur at any age. Otitis media is often caused by a bacterial infection, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae, and it is usually a complication of cold or upper respiratory infection.
Symptoms may include abrupt onset ear pain in young children, increased crying, and poor sleep. Decreased eating and fever may also be present. Treatment may involve pain management, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics.
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