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It's in the Genes: Some Kids Are Just More Susceptible to Ear Infections

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  • A new study shows that there may be a genetic component to inner ear infections that predisposes some children to the illness.
  • Inner ear infections are responsible for more antibiotic administration and surgery than any other childhood ailment.
  • If physicians could identify which children are at higher risk, preventive measures could be taken to avoid complications from the infection.

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