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Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Apr;9(2):151-3. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e328329221d.

Rhinosinusitis in children and asthma severity.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Rhinosinusitis is a common condition in children. The association between rhinosinusitis and asthma is supported by strong epidemiological and pathogenic evidence. Moreover, a close relationship between sinusitis and asthma severity has also been reported. This study shows the new findings in this strong relationship.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The profile of inflammatory cells and inflammatory mediators seen in both conditions bears considerable similarity, especially in both diseases with a relevant role played by eosinophils.

SUMMARY:

Severe asthma is uncommon in childhood, but there is compelling evidence showing that the most severe asthma is closely associated to upper respiratory illness, especially rhinosinusitis. Treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, medical or surgical or both, benefits concomitant asthma and has been shown to reduce the severity of asthma.

PMID:
19307886
DOI:
10.1097/ACI.0b013e328329221d
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