Basic Summary for Otitis


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Main name of condition: Otitis
Other names or spellings: ear infection


What is Otitis?
  Brief description of Otitis: Any type of ear inflammation or infection (otitis)
  Parent types of Otitis: Ear conditions
  Organs Affected by Otitis: ear
  Types of Otitis: Otitis externa, Otitis media
What causes Otitis?
  Causes of Otitis: Streptococcus pneumoniae causes thousands of cases of meningitis and pneumonia, and 7 million cases of ear infection in the United States each year.1
  Causes of Otitis: see causes of Otitis
What are the symptoms of Otitis?
  Symptoms of Otitis: see symptoms of Otitis
Society issues for Otitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Otitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Otitis:
  • 35 males under 15 years per 100,000 population visited a hospital emergency department for otitis media and Eustachian tube disorders in the US 2001 (US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the US: 2003)
  • 28 females under 15 years per 100,000 population visited a hospital emergency department for otitis media and Eustachian tube disorders in the US 2001 (US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the US: 2003)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Antimicrobial Resistance, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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