Otitis Media

Anthony Khoo

“Otitis media (OM) refers to middle ear infection, and is a highly prevalent condition in the Australian Aboriginal population. While OM occurs with different degrees of severity, it invariably presents a serious healthcare problem, with significant medical, psychological and social impacts. Recurrent OM infection may lead to chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM), a condition characterised by ‘persistent discharge from the middle ear through a tympanic membrane perforation’. …”