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J Laryngol Otol. 2017 Oct;131(10):866-870. doi: 10.1017/S002221511700161X. Epub 2017 Aug 15.

Relationship between chronic otitis media with effusion and overweight or obesity in children.

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1
Department of Otolaryngology,Inonu University,Malatya,Turkey.
2
Department of Otolaryngology,University of Minnesota,Minneapolis,Minnesota,USA.
3
Department of Pediatrics,Inonu University,Malatya,Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Otitis media with effusion and obesity are both common in childhood and might share some immunological alterations. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between chronic otitis media with effusion and childhood overweight or obesity, including the potential effects of adenoid or tonsillar hypertrophy on that relationship.

METHODS:

This study included 60 children with chronic otitis media with effusion and 86 healthy children aged from 2 to 10 years. Measures of height and weight were used to calculate the body mass index, weight for height and weight z score.

RESULTS:

The prevalence of overweight or obesity was higher in children with chronic otitis media with effusion, according to the weight for height percentiles (p = 0.012). However, neither the presence of adenoid or tonsillar hypertrophy nor the degree of adenoid hypertrophy was associated with overweight or obesity.

CONCLUSION:

Overweight and obesity might be risk factors for developing chronic otitis media with effusion, or vice versa.

KEYWORDS:

Child; Obesity; Otitis Media with Effusion; Overweight

PMID:
28807075
DOI:
10.1017/S002221511700161X
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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