Title:
Clinical aspects of chronic ENT inflammation in children
Authors:
A.-L. Mansbach , P. Brihaye , G. Casimir , I. Dhooghe , F. Gordts , S. Halewyck , L. Hanssens , N. Lemkens , P. 5 Lemkens , P. Leupe , S. Mulier , L. Van Crombrugge , P. Van Der Veken and H. Van Hoecke
Institutions:
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Children’s Hospital Queen Fabiola (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Brussels, Belgium; Department of Pulmonology, Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis, University Children’s Hospital Reine Fabiola (Université Libre de Bruxelles) Brussels, Belgium; 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, U niversitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Genk, Belgium; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aalsters Stedelijk Ziekenhuis, Campus Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
Keywords:
Pharyngitis; tonsillitis, rhinosinusitis; otitis media; tympanic membrane; adenoiditis; laryngotracheitis; trigger factors, inflammation
Pages:
83 - 101
Abstract:
Clinical aspects of chronic ENT inflammation in children. In children, all ENT cavities are particularly prone to the development of chronic inflammation. This is due to many predisposing factors, of which the most common are unfavourable anatomy, absence of nasal blowing, day care attendance, allergy, immature immunity, gastro-oesophageal reflux and tobacco smoke exposure. The aim of this paper is to outline the most specific paediatric clinical aspects of chronic pharyngo-tonsillitis, rhino- sinusitis, otitis media, adenoiditis and laryngotracheitis and the important influence that some of these pathologies exert on the others.
Issue:
Suppl. 19, 2012


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Clinical aspects of chronic ENT inflammation in children