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  • Otitis Media (Acute)
  • Acute Otitis Media

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    Acute Otitis Media

    The normal tympanic membrane (top) is pearly gray in color and has visible, distinct landmarks. The tympanic membrane in acute otitis media (bottom) is bulging and erythematous and has indistinct landmarks.

    Image provided by Piet van Hasselt, MD.