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Upper Respiratory, Head, and Neck Infections (I Brook, Section Editor). First Online: 02 February 2012 8 Citations, abstract, otitis media (OM) is one of the most frequent diseases in young children, causing to visit a physician, and also the most common indication for antibiotic prescription.
The peak incidence and prevalence of OM is 6 to 18 months of age. In children, second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure is associated with upper and lower texas respiratory tract infections, such as acute otitis media (AOM pneumonia, and bronchitis.
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the role of SHS exposure on infant health, a very high proportion of children still continue to be exposed. This important relationship between all kinds of smoking and poor health may not be appreciated universally. With this article, we aim to review tobacco smoke exposure and OM connection.
How this exposure may cause OM especially in young children? What can be done to prevent and to reduce the harmfull effects of tobacco smoking?
Keywords, tobacco Smoke Otitis media Ear infections Second-hand smoke exposure Active smoking Passive smoking.
References, papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: Of importance Of major importance. Forgie S, Zhanel G, Robinson. Canadian paediatric society, infectious diseases and immunization committee: antibiotic management of acute otitis media.
Marra F, Patrick DM, Chong M, Bowie. Antibiotic use among children in British Columbia, Canada.
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