Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In children with Acute Otitis Media (AOM) what are benefits and risks of antibiotics?

Bottom-line:
Although most children will recover from Acute Otitis Media without complications^ antibiotics will improve outcomes for 1 in 3 to 1 in 10^ depending on outcome and complicating factors. They will cause adverse events^ particularly diarrhea^ in up to 1 in every 5.



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Publication Date: 2015-3-10
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:18:32