Xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in children up to 12 years of age
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, November 2011
Azarpazhooh, Amir, Limeback, Hardy, Lawrence, Herenia P, Shah, Prakeshkumar S
Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common bacterial infection among young children in the United States with limitations and concerns over its treatment with antibiotics and surgery. Therefore, effective preventative measures are attractive. A potential preventative measure is xylitol, a natural sugar substitute that reduces the risk for dental decay. Xylitol can reduce the adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) to nasopharyngeal cells in vitro.
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