Acute otitis media

Otitis media is quite a frequent inflammation. Although it prevails in children more than in adults, the latter can also be affected. It can present as a primary affection in infants with tubal function disorders or, more frequently, follow infections of the higher respiratory tract.
The most common bacteria responsible for infections in the middle ear, both in children and adults, are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.