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Acute otitis media in a young child
Martin Wasik MBBCh, BSc, Victoria Anthony MBBCh, Sandeep Berry MBBS, MS, DLO, MRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Conor Marnane MBBCh, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 7, p.44 (123Doc Education, London, July 2010)
This case-based discussion looks at the presentation of acute otitis media (AOM) in a young child. It will focus on the key points to look out for when taking a history and performing an examination, potential differential diagnoses and the management of the patient.
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Martin Wasik MBBCh, BSc
Foundation Year 1 House Officer in ENT
Victoria Anthony MBBCh
Foundation Year 1 House Officer in ENT
Sandeep Berry MBBS, MS, DLO, MRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)
Conor Marnane MBBCh, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
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