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Family Medicine

Answer 5
  1. All of the above (putting an infant to bed with a bottle, cigarette smoke, dust, molds). Cigarette smoke, dust, molds, and putting an infant to bed with a bottle are all environmental factors that increase the incidence of acute otitis media. The pathogenesis is probably related to a combination of factors; eustachian tube dysfunction and the child’s susceptibility to upper respiratory infections are the most important factors.

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