Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is frequent in children. Patients with allergic rhinitis show signs of more impaired paranasal sinus functioning than normal subjects during viral colds. This study evaluated the effectiveness of administering antibiotics alone to treat ARS in both allergic and non-allergic children. The results showed that antibiotic therapy alone in the treatment of ARS may be generally insufficient to resolve symptoms, mainly endoscopic signs. Moreover, in allergic children this issue appears to be more evident.
Antibiotic treatment alone for acute rhinosinusitis gives a poor response in allergic children / Marseglia Gian Luigi; Klersy Catherine; Barberi Salvatore; Marseglia Alessia; Castellazzi Annamaria; Pagella Fabio; Ciprandi Giorgio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0394-6320. - STAMPA. - 20:1(2007), pp. 97-101.