Ear Infections and Mastoiditis

April 26, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

Question: Does delayed antibiotic treatment for ear infections increase the chances of developing acute mastoiditis resulting in hospitalization? The Study: Researchers evaluated the records of 512 children zero to fourteen years old who were admitted to the hospital for severe acute mastoiditis-an infection in the air cells behind the ears. They found that 216 of…

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