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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1989 Jan;8(1 Suppl):S11-4.

The impact of otitis media.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213.

Abstract

Otitis media is one of the most worldwide prevalent diseases that affects children. The socioeconomic costs may exceed 3.5 billion dollars a year in the United States alone in direct and indirect costs. If a vaccine can be developed that will decrease 1% of the illness this would be significant in this country and probably even more valuable in less developed countries.

PMID:
2494641
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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