Viral-bacterial co-infection in Australian Indigenous children with acute otitis media

Viral-bacterial co-infection in Australian Indigenous children with acute otitis media Journal Article

BMC Infectious Diseases

  • Author(s): Binks, Michael J., Cheng, Allen C., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Sloots, Theo, Nissen, Michael, Whiley, David, McDonnell, Joseph, Leach, Amanda J.
  • Published: 2011
  • Volume: 11
  • ISBN: 1471-2334

Abstract: Acute otitis media with perforation (AOMwiP) affects 40% of remote Indigenous children during the first 18 months of life. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis are the primary bacterial pathogens of otitis media and their loads predict clinical ear state. Our hypothesis is that antecedent respiratory viral infection increases bacterial density and progression to perforation.

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Binks, Michael J., Cheng, Allen C., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Sloots, Theo, Nissen, Michael, Whiley, David, McDonnell, Joseph, Leach, Amanda J., 2011, Viral-bacterial co-infection in Australian Indigenous children with acute otitis media, Volume:11, Journal Article, viewed 22 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=30577.

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