Allergic Fungal Sinusitis in Children
Marco Berlucchi* and Barbara Pedruzzi
Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Spedali civili, Brescia, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marco Berlucchi MD
Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Spedali Civili Piazza Spedali Civili 1, 25123 Brescia, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 03, 2011; Accepted January 18, 2012; Published January 23, 2012
Citation: Berlucchi M, Pedruzzi B (2012) Allergic Fungal Sinusitis in Children. J Aller Ther S5:004. doi: 10.4172/2155-6121.S5-004
Copyright: © 2012 Berlucchi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Described first in 1980s, allergic fungal sinusitis that is a chronic noninvasive fungal sinusitis is a relatively uncommon disease in adults. Nasal polyposis, peculiar imaging features, and allergic mucin are its main characteristics. Although case report and/or series about this disease have been reported, its occurrence in pediatric population remains rare. Pathogenesis of this illness is the same in both children and adults, but some clinical characteristics are different, especially at presentation. The clinical picture and treatment of this disorder in children are analyzed.