Acute Otitis Media, Pediatric

Pranita Tamma, M.D.


  • In the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination, the most common bacteria implicated in AOM:
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae (~15-25%)
    • Nontypable Haemophilus influenzae (~50-60%)
    • Moraxella catarrhalis (~15%)
  • Pathogens occasionally involved in AOM include:
    • Streptococcus pyogenes 
    • Staphylococcus aureus 
    • Oral anaerobic bacteria.

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Last updated: August 9, 2019