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Ojinnaka NC

Department of Pediatrics, Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Awka, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Otitis Media Among Children in Enugu, South-East Nigeria
    Author(s): Ilechukwu GC, Ilechukwu CGA, Ubesie AC*, Ezeanolue B, Okoroafor IJ, Emechebe GO and Ojinnaka NC

    Background: The discharging middle ear is a source of global concern. There is every need to investigate and report on the socio-demographic factors of this illness especially in Nigerian children. Aim: To determine the Socio-demographic factors associated with otitis media among children in Enugu, South-east Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional in design and done at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. All consecutive children aged 0 and 17 years presenting during the months of June and August 2006 with middle ear discharge were included in the study. Informed consent was obtained from parents or guardians of the children. Assent was obtained from older subjects. Children who had discharge of the middle ear were consecutively recruited into this study. Auroscopy w.. Read More»

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