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Purpose of the Study.
To determine if the middle-ear compartment may be a component of the united airways in allergic disease by comparing the inflammatory profiles of the middle ear to the upper airway.
Children (aged 2–18 years) undergoing myringotomy, tympanostomy tube placement, and adenoidectomy were recruited prospectively and consecutively for the study. All children had documented conductive hearing loss, flat tympanograms, and middle-ear effusions that persisted for >3 months and were …