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Otitis MediaCase PresentationJoAnn was at work when she received a call from the day care where Michael,her five month-old son, was being watched. The child care provider told JoAnnthat Michael had been fussy that morning, napped only a short while, refused hisbottle, and was running a temperature of 101°F. JoAnn told the day care providerthat she would be right over to pick up Michael. She called her pediatrician’soffice and scheduled an appointment for that afternoon.The pediatrician inspected Michael’s ears and informed JoAnn that Michael hada middle ear infection. She asked JoAnn if Michael had been coughing a lot andif he recently had a cold or runny nose. She also asked if Michael was breast-fedor bottle-fed and if there was anyone in their household who smoked. JoAnn toldthe doctor that Michael’s nose had been draining quite a bit lately, that he wasbottle-fed, and that neither she nor her husband smoked. The doctor wrote a

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