Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know How Best to Approach Otitis Media?

Russell W. Steele, MD


October 17, 2018

The 2013 guidelines for the medical management of acute otitis media indicate that amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice unless the child has received it within 30 days, has concurrent purulent conjunctivitis, or is allergic to penicillin; in these cases, clinicians should prescribe an antibiotic with additional beta-lactamase coverage. Many experts recommend high-dose amoxicillin (80-90 mg/kg/d) if the child has received amoxicillin during the previous 90 days or lives in an area with a high prevalence of intermediately resistant pneumococcus.

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