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Acute Otitis Media – CPS 2009

Why do children get AOM? shorter and more horizontal eustachian tube that prone to obstruction by enlarged adenoids Viral infections and allergies Decreased levels of secretory immunoglobulin A – causing recurrent OM Pathophysiology Eustachian tube obstructed –> mucociliary clearance impaired,

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Epistaxis

Background Epistaxis is usually from Little’s area (90%), which is on the septal wall anteriorly and contains Kiesselbach plexus of vessels. 10% occur posteriorly, along the nasal septum or lateral nasal wall. Nasal septum blood supply is from the internal

Posted in 36 Epistaxis, 99 Priority Topics, ENT, FM 99 priority topics
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