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Inflammation of the middle ear associated with fluid accumulation, most commonly due to poor functioning of the eustachian tube
Acute, chronic, suppurative, or secretory
Otitis media with effusion involving persistent inflammation with asymptomatic middle ear fluid, possibly leading to otitis media if fluid becomes infected
Recurrent when 3 episodes occur within 6 months or 4 or more episodes occur within 1 year
There are several categories of otitis media, including:
Acute otitis media: disruption of eustachian tube patency, usually of short duration (less than 3 weeks)

Chronic otitis media: disruption of eustachian tube patency, usually longer than 12 weeks

Secretory otitis media: viral infection, allergy, or barotrauma

Suppurative otitis media: bacterial infection with pneumococci, group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, staphylococci, and gram-negative bacteria

Chronic secretory otitis media: adenoidal tissue overgrowth, edema, chronic sinus infection, or inadequate treatment of acute suppurative otitis media

Chronic suppurative otitis media: inadequate treatment of acute otitis episodes or infection by resistant strains of bacteria
Acute otitis media: disruption of eustachian tube patency, usually of short duration (less than 3 weeks)
Chronic otitis media: disruption of eustachian tube patency, usually longer than 12 weeks
Secretory otitis media: viral infection, allergy, or barotrauma
Suppurative otitis media: bacterial infection with pneumococci, group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, staphylococci, and gram-negative bacteria
Chronic secretory otitis media: adenoidal tissue overgrowth, edema, chronic sinus infection, or inadequate treatment of acute suppurative otitis media
Chronic suppurative otitis media: inadequate treatment of acute otitis episodes or infection by resistant strains of bacteria
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