Rhinosinusitis in Children and Asthma Severity

Ruby Pawankar; Mario E. Zernotti, MD, PhD


Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;9(2):151-153. 

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The bibliography shows clearly the strong association between rhinosinusitis and asthma even in childhood asthma, and how upper respiratory disease worsens asthma symptoms. The relationship between rhinosinusitis and asthma is based on epidemiological data, path mechanistic similarities between the two clinical entities, that patients with severe asthma appear to have the most prominent abnormalities on CT scanning of the paranasal sinuses and treatment outcomes, showing that treating chronic rhinosinusitis, medically or surgically, has beneficial effects on concomitant asthma.


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