Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to discuss the basics of atopy in children in relationship to the principal ENT allergic disorders such as allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis and their impact on lower airways, allergic otitis media, and oral cavity focusing on their natural history. METHODS: An updated and exhaustive review of principal literature on these topics is performed, underlining the constant but growing interest evoked by these disorders most of all the possible sequelae or complications. Considering the different districts which can be selectively or simultaneously affected by the allergic sensitisation, diagnosis can be a really hard task; in this paper, we tried to draw an integrated diagnostic approach to atopic children and some guidelines for a correct therapeutic approach. CONCLUSIONS: Atopic disorders could expose young patients to years of chronic diseases that interferes with their development and with many important aspects of their lives. For these reasons, and considering the high social and medical costs of this disease, it is extremely important to adequately treat allergic pathologies from the early phases of its natural history. Moreover, we cannot forget that an appropriate therapy of allergic pathologies should not be only able to decrease symptoms but, it should also be able to improve patients health related quality of life.
|Titolo:||Atopy: pediatric ENT manifestations in children.|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY|
|Citazione:||Caruso, G., Damiani, V., Salerni, L., & Passali, F.m. (2009). Atopy: pediatric ENT manifestations in children. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 73(suppl 1), 19-25.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|