Chronic rhinosinusitis in children

Austin S Rose, Brian D Thorp, Adam M Zanation, Charles S Ebert
Pediatric Clinics of North America 2013, 60 (4): 979-91
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects nearly 37 million people in the United States each year and accounts for approximately $6 billion in direct and indirect health care costs. Despite its prevalence and significant impact, little is known about its exact cause and pathophysiology, and significant controversy remains regarding appropriate treatment options. Basic science research, however, has shown recent promise toward improving understanding of the innate and environmental factors underlying the pathophysiology of CRS. The hope is that this will also lead to advances in treatment for children adversely affected by this common yet complicated disease.

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