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Running head: [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 1 Kathrine, thank you for your informative post regarding otitis media in the pediatric population. The majority of the kids that come into the clinic that I am in rotation at are for complaints of ear pain or otalgia. Acute otitis media (AOM) afflicts roughly 25% of kids in the first year of life and at least 60% of children by five years old (Meissner, 2018). The diagnosis of an "ear infection" is just shorthand for AOM. Your provider likely comes to that conclusion if they see signs of fluid in the middle ear or evidence of an infection, and symptoms began relatively quickly (Ear Infection (Middle Ear) - Diagnosis and Treatment - Mayo Clinic, 2019).According to AAFP guidelines, the diagnosis of AOM should only occur in "children with moderate to severe bulging of the tympanic membrane (TM) or new onset of

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