Pediatric sinusitis

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2005 May;25(2):313-32, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2005.02.002.


Sinusitis remains one of the most prevalent but clinically challenging disease processes in pediatrics. Lack of appropriate culture evidence makes the diagnosis difficult, and increasing microbial resistance presents a therapeutic dilemma. This article examines causative factors, appropriate diagnostic measures, and effective medical and surgical treatment options for sinusitis in the pediatric population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / complications
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Paranasal Sinuses / anatomy & histology
  • Paranasal Sinuses / pathology
  • Sinusitis / diagnosis
  • Sinusitis / etiology*
  • Sinusitis / therapy