BACTERIOLOGY OF SPONTANEOUSLY DRAINING ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA IN CHILDREN BEFORE AND AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATION


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Abstract

Bacterial growth from spontaneously draining middle ear fluid was compared for periods before (1993–1998) and after (2001–2006) introduction of routine pneumococcal vaccination Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA, was more common (P < .05) in the latter period.

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