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Prevalence of secretory otitius media among school children in Kuwait

  • Jörgen Holmquist (a1), Sanad Al Fadala (a1) and Yaccob Qattan (a1)


Tympanometry and otoscopy were performed by the authors on 893 schoolchildren in Kuwait during early 1983. Based on tympanometry 31.3 per cent were found to have tympanograms indicating secretory otitis media. The otoscopic findings confirmed this high prevalence (30.0 per cent). At re-examination three months later, the point prevalence had decreased by almost 5 per cent which is well in accordance with the seasonal variation of this disease.


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Jörgen Holmquist, M.D., Ph.D. University ENT-Clinic, Sahlgren's Hospital, S-413 Göteborg, Sweden.


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