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Nasal endoscopy in children with suspected allergic rhinitis.
Laryngoscope. 2011 Oct; 121(10):2055-9.L

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS

Ear, nose, and throat assessment may be frequently requested for children with allergic rhinitis (AR). Nasal endoscopy allows a thorough evaluation of the nose. The aim of the study was to investigate whether there are endoscopic signs predictive for AR diagnosis in a cohort of children with suspected AR.

STUDY DESIGN

Cohort of observational study.

METHODS

There were 176 children (99 males; mean age, 7.5 years) studied. Clinical visit, nasal endoscopy, and skin prick test were performed in all patients. Nasal endoscopic signs were pale turbinates, middle turbinate contact, and inferior turbinate contact. The AR diagnosis was made when nasal symptom history was concordant with sensitization.

RESULTS

AR was diagnosed in 141 children. Inferior and middle turbinate contact were reliable predictive factors for AR (odds ratio 5.38 and 3.42, respectively), whereas pale turbinates did not predict it.

CONCLUSIONS

This study suggests that nasal endoscopy may reveal signs predictive for AR diagnosis in children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ENT Unit, Villa Montallegro Private Clinic, Genoa.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21898440

Citation

Ameli, Franco, et al. "Nasal Endoscopy in Children With Suspected Allergic Rhinitis." The Laryngoscope, vol. 121, no. 10, 2011, pp. 2055-9.
Ameli F, Brocchetti F, Tosca MA, et al. Nasal endoscopy in children with suspected allergic rhinitis. Laryngoscope. 2011;121(10):2055-9.
Ameli, F., Brocchetti, F., Tosca, M. A., Signori, A., & Ciprandi, G. (2011). Nasal endoscopy in children with suspected allergic rhinitis. The Laryngoscope, 121(10), 2055-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.22156
Ameli F, et al. Nasal Endoscopy in Children With Suspected Allergic Rhinitis. Laryngoscope. 2011;121(10):2055-9. PubMed PMID: 21898440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nasal endoscopy in children with suspected allergic rhinitis. AU - Ameli,Franco, AU - Brocchetti,Fabio, AU - Tosca,Maria Angela, AU - Signori,Alessio, AU - Ciprandi,Giorgio, Y1 - 2011/09/06/ PY - 2011/03/10/received PY - 2011/05/30/revised PY - 2011/06/03/accepted PY - 2011/9/8/entrez PY - 2011/9/8/pubmed PY - 2011/11/16/medline SP - 2055 EP - 9 JF - The Laryngoscope JO - Laryngoscope VL - 121 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Ear, nose, and throat assessment may be frequently requested for children with allergic rhinitis (AR). Nasal endoscopy allows a thorough evaluation of the nose. The aim of the study was to investigate whether there are endoscopic signs predictive for AR diagnosis in a cohort of children with suspected AR. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort of observational study. METHODS: There were 176 children (99 males; mean age, 7.5 years) studied. Clinical visit, nasal endoscopy, and skin prick test were performed in all patients. Nasal endoscopic signs were pale turbinates, middle turbinate contact, and inferior turbinate contact. The AR diagnosis was made when nasal symptom history was concordant with sensitization. RESULTS: AR was diagnosed in 141 children. Inferior and middle turbinate contact were reliable predictive factors for AR (odds ratio 5.38 and 3.42, respectively), whereas pale turbinates did not predict it. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that nasal endoscopy may reveal signs predictive for AR diagnosis in children. SN - 1531-4995 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21898440/Nasal_endoscopy_in_children_with_suspected_allergic_rhinitis_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.22156 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -