Association of Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis with Childhood Asthma.

Association of Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis with Childhood Asthma.

Indian Pediatr. 2016 Nov 5;:

Authors: Kumar S, Singh M, Das RR, Mathew JL, Saxena AK

Abstract
BACKGROUND: To study the point prevalence of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis in childhood asthma and to examine the relationships among them.
METHODS: In 250 children (age <13 y) with mild-to-moderte asthma, allergic rhinitis was diagnosed by clinical plus nasal eosinophilia criteria, and sinusitis was diagnosed clinically plus confirmation by computerized tomography scan.
RESULTS: The point prevalence of allergic rhinitis was 13.6%, and of sinusitis was 2%. On multivariate analysis, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and family history were significantly associated with asthma severity.
CONCLUSION: Allergic rhinitis is common in childhood, but sinusitis is rare.

PMID: 27889716 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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