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TABLE 2

Otoscopic Findings in Children With Acute Symptoms and MEEa

TM Finding in Acute Visits With MEEGroup I (Tampere, Finland), %Group II (Oulo, Finland), %
Color   
 Distinctly red 69.8 65.6 
 Hemorrhagic 81.3 62.9 
 Strongly red 87.7 68.1 
 Moderately red 59.8 66.0 
 Slightly red 39.4 16.7 
 Cloudy 95.7 80.0 
 Normal 1.7 4.9 
Position   
 Bulging 96.0 89 
 Retracted 46.8 48.6 
 Normal 32.1 22.2 
Mobility   
 Distinctly impaired 94.0 78.5 
 Slightly impaired 59.7 32.8 
 Normal 2.7 4.8 
TM Finding in Acute Visits With MEEGroup I (Tampere, Finland), %Group II (Oulo, Finland), %
Color   
 Distinctly red 69.8 65.6 
 Hemorrhagic 81.3 62.9 
 Strongly red 87.7 68.1 
 Moderately red 59.8 66.0 
 Slightly red 39.4 16.7 
 Cloudy 95.7 80.0 
 Normal 1.7 4.9 
Position   
 Bulging 96.0 89 
 Retracted 46.8 48.6 
 Normal 32.1 22.2 
Mobility   
 Distinctly impaired 94.0 78.5 
 Slightly impaired 59.7 32.8 
 Normal 2.7 4.8 
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Totals are greater than 100%, because each ear may have had different findings.43 

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