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The aim of this study was to verify the frequency of atypical bacterial infections in children undergoing tonsillectomy because of severely recurrent acute tonsillopharyngitis (AT) and the possible benefit of surgery in cases in which Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae seem to play a role in causing the recurrences. A total of 118 patients(More)
Rhinosinusitis is a common childhood respiratory infection. Children have approximately six to eight viral infections of the upper respiratory tract each year, 5-13% of which may be complicated by a secondary bacterial infection of the paranasal sinuses. The diagnosis of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children is established by the persistence of(More)
Allergic rhinitis is considered a strong risk factor for the onset of asthma. However, few studies have addressed this issue from a functional point of view. In this work the close link between upper and lower airways is highlighted, suggesting that spirometry should be precociously performed on patients with allergic rhinitis.
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