A young child presented with pain & hearing loss. Otoscopy image is given below. Identify the condition
Otitis media with effusion
Correct Answer – B
- The patient is present with otitis media with effusion.
- Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a condition in which there is fluid in the middle ear, but no signs of acute infection.
- As fluid builds up in the middle ear and Eustachian tube, it places pressure on the tympanic membrane.
- Risk factors for OME include passive smoking, bottle feeding, day-care nursery, and atopy. Both children and adults can develop OME.