Who gets middle ear infections?
Although middle ear infections can occur in anyone, they are most common in infants aged 6 to 12 months and in children who are starting school. Compared with adults, they have weaker immune systems and shorter, more horizontal eustachian tubes. This translates into more infections, a shorter distance for micro-organisms to travel and less effective fluid drainage from the ear.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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