An epidemiological approach to the etiology of middle ear disease in The Netherlands.
The etiology of middle ear disease in Nijmegen, The Netherlands was studied on the basis of a data set collected in a prospective epidemiological study on otitis media with effusion (OME) in a cohort of 1439 preschool children.
A factor analysis was used to evaluate two hypotheses: (1) that OME, acute otitis media (AOM), common cold and tonsillitis are manifestations of the same pathological entity, and (2) that a group of children can be distinguished who develop these conditions more frequently than average.
The results only partly supported these hypotheses.
The correlation between OME, AOM, common cold and tonsillitis was lower than expected from a review of the literature.
Mots-clés Pascal : Otite moyenne, Homme, Epanchement, Epidémiologie, ORL pathologie, Oreille moyenne pathologie, Voie respiratoire supérieure, Pays Bas, Europe, Etiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Otitis media, Human, Effusion, Epidemiology, ENT disease, Middle ear disease, Upper respiratory tract, Netherlands, Europe, Etiology
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Cote : 93-0193383
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 199406.