New Guidelines for AOM Treatment in Sweden

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In October 2010 new recommendations were issued in Sweden concerning
the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM). Watchful waiting is recommended
for otherwise healthy children aged 1-12 years with uncomplicated AOM. In all
patients with complicating circumstances and all patients under the age of 1 year
and over the age of 12 years (including adults) antibiotic treatment of AOM is
recommended. In the guidelines treatments as well as diagnostic methods are
To make guidelines for the treatment of conditions that are self-limiting in the
majority of cases but might cause serious or even life-threatening complications is a challenge. Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is just that kind of entity. New guidelines
for the treatment of AOM have been issued in many countries during the last
years. These Guidelines are different in many aspects but it seems as though they
are beginning to converge. We will present the new Swedish guidelines accepted
in October 2010. The guidelines were issued after a conference where ENT,
paediatricians, GPs, microbiologists and officials from the Swedish Centre for
Disease Control were involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX IAPO Manual of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
EditorsTania Sih, Alberto Chinski, Roland Eavey, Ricardo Godinho
PublisherVida & Consciência Editora
ISBN (Print)978-85-60209-18-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIAPO Manual of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology


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